a.k.a. Rosie, the best pack in the world
I purchased the Aura 50 in 2012, so I have the older purple model, but it’s the same basic setup. I’ve used it for small backpacking trips, as well as my 2016 5.5 month thruhike of the AT. Continue reading “Gear Review: Osprey Aura 50 AG Pack”
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”
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”