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|

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|

Tips for Trekking Poles

My dad recently ordered a pair of trekking poles in preparation for our upcoming trip to Peru. He told me he was going to take his poles out for a test drive, so I quickly gave him a couple pointers on how to utilize them. Here are three of those tips.

2017-09-29T02:38:35+00:00July 27th, 2017|

DIY Bottom Pocket

One of my only complaints about my backpack is that I wish the pockets were larger so that I could store more snacks. Pa’lante Packs came up with a creative solution to this problem by creating a stretchy pocket on the bottom of the pack. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I decided to try and make a bottom pocket of my own.

2017-09-29T02:35:16+00:00July 17th, 2017|

Te Araroa Gear Review

The day after finishing Te Araroa, I sat down to reflect about my gear. My goal was to share what worked, what didn’t, and how everything fit together. I hope this video helps anyone planning to walk Te Araroa.

2017-09-29T01:48:21+00:00May 20th, 2017|

KS 4 Backpack Review

In September 2016, I ordered a KS 4 (the SUL version of the KS 40). There aren't many reviews in English on KS Ultralight, so after 2,000 miles of use I felt compelled to review my "do everything" pack.

2017-11-03T18:31:56+00:00May 16th, 2017|