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Mt. Mizugaki to Mt. Kobushi

Mt. Mizugaki to Mt. Kobushi

Monday morning. First day back to work in two weeks. “Hey honey, can I ask a weird favour?” A cautious reply, “A weird favour?” I sheepishly pleaded, “Would you mind running upstairs and grabbing my work shirt?” My calfs are still screaming. A few days ago I got home from a three day hike in the mountains along the prefectural borders of Yamanashi and Nagano. It was a great trip, and my legs were helping keep the memories fresh. Thursday…

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Sheltowee 20°F Boone hammock

Sheltowee 20°F Boone hammock

I feel bad. When my son got to an age when he no longer wanted to sleep in the family tent when camping, I thought a hammock might be a solution. Daniel had a Hennessy hammock that he said I could borrow, so I figured, “Why not?” Daniel gave me a quick lesson at the local park on how to set it up, and off we went. I set it up at the camp site, gave my son a sleeping…

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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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