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Planning a Backpacking Trek pt. 3

The motto of the Boy Scouts of America is “Be Prepared”.  Prepared for what?  Well, any old thing said our founder.  Being prepared for your backpacking trek is an absolute must.   898 more words


What Do Aussa and Chernobyl Have In Common?

On April 26th, 1986 the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine suffered a meltdown, resulting in an extended period of mass chaos and devastation.  Likewise, this was also the day I chose to enter the world.   553 more words


All in a days work...

Currently I’m doing some tutoring work to earn a little extra cash on the side as well as having regular hours at my institute. I really enjoy tutoring, don’t get me wrong, it’s extra work because I have to travel around the city, and tailor my classes specifically to that student. 497 more words


European class

I was sitting in the kitchen of a hostel in Vientiane, Laos when it struck me I need to leave. Looking up at a sketch on the wall of Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp’s character in Fear and Loathing. 1,150 more words


Planning a Backpacking Trek pt. 2

We have picked our destination, did a good map survey, know how long we are going be gone, and are super pumped that we will soon be on the trail. 1,565 more words

Just Fun

Backpacking On The Appalachian Trail From Springer Mountain To Unicoi Gap


One week ago, early on Sunday morning, my wife and I left our home in upstate South Carolina and drove towards Springer Mountain in Georgia. My intentions were to do a 60 mile section hike of the Appalachian Trail from it’s southern terminus at Springer Mountain to Tray Gap and then back down to Unicoi Gap, where my wife would return to pick me up.   1,561 more words


The Lycian Way - Part One

Day 1

Ovacik to (2km past) Faralya

After a good night sleep, we got up, ate a big hearty breakfast and prepared to leave for the start of the walk. 745 more words