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…
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:
Slow-lans Guide Navigation:
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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.
Winter is a time where I regroup, starting training in earnest, and sketch out goals I want to do for the summer (’cause I don’t ski). Below is my list of things I’d like to take on:
Self-Powered Longs Peak Project (SPLPP!)
The Challenge: Summit Longs Peak once a month by a different route on each of those months – for a full year! Continue Reading...