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So far Michael has created 27 blog entries.

DIY Packraft Review

My long-term review of the DIY Packrafts that I built late in 2017 and used along the Greater Patagonia Trail.

2018-07-25T02:48:23+00:00July 25th, 2018|

KS R-50 Backpack Review

From December 2017 to April 2018, I hiked, packrafted, and lived out of a KS Ultralight R-50 backpack. After more than 1,000 miles of use, here is my review.

2018-07-08T05:59:35+00:00July 8th, 2018|

Q&A with Jan Dudeck

A Q&A with Jan Dudeck, creator of the Greater Patagonia Trail. We discuss how he made the GPT, his vision for its future, and some of the challenges faced in between.

2018-06-13T17:50:36+00:00June 13th, 2018|

GPT Primer

A quick rundown of some facts and insights about the Greater Patagonia Trail for prospective hikers.

2018-06-02T17:07:49+00:00June 2nd, 2018|

A Life Update

I'm back! A quick update on the future of the website and what to expect in the coming weeks.

2018-05-31T20:30:08+00:00May 31st, 2018|

Peru: A Video

A video montage of our September 2017 hike from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu.

2017-11-14T04:31:49+00:00November 14th, 2017|

Thru. Pack Review

My review of Thrupack, a small fanny pack manufacturer from Virginia specializing in high-volume fanny packs with many options and features.

2017-11-06T16:43:09+00:00November 3rd, 2017|

SHR: An Example Backpacking Diet

Recently, I've started to pay more attention to the food that I bring backpacking. This article shows how I fueled myself on the Sierra High Route, and serves as an example for anyone interested in a vegetarian, stoveless trail diet.

2017-10-14T03:44:43+00:00October 14th, 2017|
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