Gear Review: GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug

because coffee

I bought this mug a few months before my AT thruhike, and used it through the entire hike and other backpacking trips.

Pros: lightweight, strap handle is perfect fit and snaps easily on my pack, better insulation than expected, lid stays pretty secure, easy to clean   Continue reading “Gear Review: GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug”

Not a guide for starting fires

(at least not right now)

Howdy, all!

Welcome to Firestarter’s Guide to Gear, Trails, and General Recklessness.

After the eighth time explaining how the scariest encounter I had on the Appalachian Trail was with a porcupine, and after helping multiple people on el Camino adjust their load lifters on their packs to carry weight appropriately, I decided it would be easier to just write it all down online for anyone to reference.  Continue reading “Not a guide for starting fires”