Solo Stove Lite – A well designed and capable backpacking stove

I began to get more serious about hiking and camping in 2016, and with this new interest came a need for gear that would last me years. Of the gear I purchased in 2016, was a backpacking stove. I weighed the pros and cons of a wood stove versus that of a gas stove. After considering, realistically, the locations in which I would use such a stove I considered that the generally forested hikes that…

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First solo overnighter on the Knobstone Trail

The Knobstone Trail is Indiana’s longest hiking trail, spanning 47 miles through the hills of Southern Indiana. Used often as a playground for aspiring Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, it’s steep climbs and rugged conditions offers a challenging trail that’s close to home for many in the surrounding area. My first experience with the Knobstone Trail began at about 11AM on May 5th. This hike would also feature my first solo overnighter. Would I get spooked by…

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