Two weekends ago we headed upstate to hike the infamous Devils Path. Two days on one of the toughest trails in the Northeast meant we had to keep our energy and calories up. Luckily, our supply van brought in delicious food and even a camp oven on Saturday night. This was the first time we had brought the BEMCO Backpackers Oven out on the trail so we were excited to test it in natural conditions.
Memorial Day Weekend is here which means the unofficial start to summer. Luckily, I had a new hammock to try out. With the Grand Trunk Double Parachute Hammock in tow, I headed upstate early Friday. Two days later, I have to say: the Grand Trunk hammock is a lot of fun!
"Please drink your water and pee in the woods."
Today's Gear Review doubles as a public service announcement from the always hydrated DO guide Pete Relyea.
60 bucks for a pot! Are you crazy?
Well yes. I am crazy but I also like finding the perfect piece of light gear. This kettle can hold up to 28 ounces of mashed potatoes while weighing in at only 4 ounces. 4 ounces!
That's lighter than, well, your lighter.
Even though knees are easily replaced by doctors these days your health insurance provider will thank you for the knee stress alleviation of a pair of trekking poles.
My Leki poles have been through a lot in their four years of service and are going strong...
Me: How much are these insoles?
Outfitter: 40 dollars.
Me: Really? That's crazy. I'm not paying that much for insoles.
Outfitter: Well, it may seem like a lot but I promise that you'll still have these when you reach Maine...