Evernew Water Carriers

Evernew Water Carriers

Last year I gave up on water bottles for hiking and back packing. My large Nalgene bottles didn’t fit my packs well, and my smaller bottles didn’t carry enough water to validate their bulk and weight. Looking for water bags to go with my Sawyer Mini water filter was the final catalyst that forced bottles out of my pack forever! Product: Evernew Water Carriers Purchased Date: August 2, 2015 Price: ¥630 – ¥750 Active Life: 12 months Buy Again? Yes…

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Where have I been?

Where have I been?

As I am on the road currently, I thought it would be a good idea to list my progress (or lack of progress) in one spot for easy tracking. I’ll include links to any relevant articles about the locations I cycle to and through. Washington, USA Day 1 –  Spokane to Chewelah Day 2 –  Chewelah to Canyon Creek Campground in the Colville National Forest Day 3 – Canyon Creek Campground to Republic Day 4 – rest day Day 5 –…

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Keen Koven WP

Keen Koven WP

The day started with 1,200 meters of ascent over 7Km (4,000 feet over 4.2 miles). Dan and I started strong, but we were ready for lunch when we reached Mutsuishiyama. I looked out towards the hills we would be tackling over the next few hours as I enjoyed some whole grain pita and cheese sandwiches. We were making good time, and it was a great start to our three day adventure around Okutama. I was pleasantly surprised with my new…

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Glacier National Park in June

Glacier National Park in June

When I started looking into going to Glacier National Park in Montana, everything I saw said to avoid going there in June. This mainly has to do with the weather. As this is basically the beginning of the summer season for Glacier, not all of the services and lodges are fully up and running, Going to the Sun road will still probably be snowed in until later in the month, it’s the rainiest month of the year at the park,…

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Vegetarian Camp Food In Japan

Vegetarian Camp Food In Japan

One of the biggest challenges of being a backpacker in Japan is finding vegetarian meals that are both easy to pack and prepare. Many foods that one might think are vegetarian will often have meat based ingredients in them. It’s always astounding to me when I find chicken or beef extract in spinach or pumpkin soup. With this in mind I have started to collect a list of vegetarian backpacking food that I have found during my search for viable…

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Mount Bonorei

Mount Bonorei

Being born and raised on the North end of Vancouver Island, I have wonderfully fond memories of camping with my family. I love the mountains, and the trees, and the rivers that often run through them. I never sleep better than I do when beside a hypnotic stream whispering to me all night. When I started my own family I promised myself that I would introduce my children to similar experiences. So I was pretty stoked to take my youngest daughter…

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