Posted on May 17, 2019 at 1:26 am.
At a Glance
Pros: Comfortable, roomy, extremely well-designed Cons: stuff sack to use as bikepacking bag is a great idea, but may need to be further developed as a solid feature Weight: Tent Stakes/accessories: 121 grams Stuff Sack: 111 grams Tent Poles: 363 grams Rain Fly: 348 grams Tent Body: 337 grams Integrated Footprint (sold separately): 169 grams Total Packed Weight: 1.13kg Interesting To: Bikepackers and Ultralight hikers who want a tent rather than a tarp/bivy setup Best For: Those who seek comfort and privacy only a tent can provide Price: $399.95, Ground Cloth: (suggested): $65 Continue reading…
Posted on May 6, 2019 at 9:07 pm.
The Ultimate Direction FK Tarp set up with the Bike/Tarp Conversion Kit – no trekking poles required! At a Glance
Pros: Easy to set up/take down, simple, lightweight, roomy Cons: Tarps in general don’t have the greatest protection from bugs like mosquitoes Weight: alone: 91 grams, w/FK Tarp + 6 stakes: ~544 grams Interesting To: Ultralight enthusiasts Best For: FKTs/Self-Supported Races, sub-24 hour missions Available: Fall 2019 Price: around $25 – $35 for the kit (once released); $199.95 for the FK Tarp More Information: The Ultimate Direction Adventure Collection Continue reading…
Posted on April 22, 2019 at 1:35 pm.
I’m creating an online backpacking guide! I’ve decided upon making one about backpacking the Sawatch 14ers, based on the Nolans 14 challenge. Can you backpack the Nolans line, aka SLOW-lans? Sure! But perhaps, with a few tweaks and knowledge on how to resupply or even skip a peak if things are aligning perfectly. I’m not done yet, but see my work, in progress:
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Posted on April 17, 2019 at 12:13 pm.
Bent Gate has invited me to talk Bikepacking, so I shall talk Bikepacking! On Wednesday, May 22nd between 6-7pm I’ll be showing people the ropes on how to get into this wonderful, two-wheeled mode of seeing the more wilder parts of our world.