Tag Archives: Backpacking

July 4, 2008
Frustration: A Reward of Travel– also tagged , , ,

I haven’t authored a post in a few days and a few people have questioned whether my site had been hijacked. I am still here and in charge, but have been lucky enough to have plenty of good material to publish. Having been stationary for a few weeks I am starting to settle in to [...]

July 2, 2008
8 Tips for a Comfortable Lightweight Pack– also tagged ,

Traveling lightly is my preferred way to go. I have found that if you can accept re-wearing some of your clothes and are comfortable hand washing your clothes in a bathroom sink, then a lightweight backpack is perfect. It is great to fly without checking baggage and to get on or off a bus without [...]

May 8, 2008
Lightweight alcohol pack stove– also tagged , , ,

Homemade alcohol pack stoves have become a common place in the light and ultralight weight backpacking scene. They are simple, cheap, light weight, and effective. They also happen to be very easy to improvise if yours gets broken or lost. There are entire pages dedicated to different stove designs. Some are self pressurizing stoves fashioned [...]

May 3, 2008
Expedition Uruguay: Planning my first trip to South America.– also tagged , , , , ,

Discovery of Uruguay I discovered Uruguay through my affinity for the popular local beverage called Yerba Mate. After reading Uruguay and Montevideo through a number of blogs and articles I decided to fly there this summer. Booked Flight I booked two round trip tickets on South West airlines to Miami from Raleigh Durham International Airport [...]