One day an Ozark Trail Thru Hike hiking missouristateparks ozarktrail Ask MetaFilter

As you can see from the photo, I still had foot cream, sunscreen, first aid cream, and Dawn Soap at the end of eight days. The floss is for size reference, but I’m looking for smaller floss containers. I despise plastic floss picks when I see them in the woods. Whatever you use should be… Continue reading One day an Ozark Trail Thru Hike hiking missouristateparks ozarktrail Ask MetaFilter

One day an Ozark Trail Thru Hike hiking missouristateparks ozarktrail Ask MetaFilter

My kids were toddlers the first time we went backpacking on a short, level trail where I carried everything and I knew they could do the hike with no problem. My four-year-old wanted to know when we could go again but my three-year-old was uninterested in another trip. Now he’s 12 and carries almost the… Continue reading One day an Ozark Trail Thru Hike hiking missouristateparks ozarktrail Ask MetaFilter

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

All though I’ve been hiking for years, my hikes have been short ones no more than a mile or two. Normally they took place at a green space or a nearby park. For these outings it was carrying a Nalgene bottle of water in a pocket or on a strap and large jug kept in… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

The Path Less Traveled #010 Ozark Trail 30L Hiking Backpack Review

I’ve been attempting to drop weight for the past several years, mostly because my knees can’t handle it. My shelters have gotten lighter as have my sleeping system — next in line for a diet was my carry system. Funds, however, were non existent and my CFO (i.e. my wife) wouldn’t increase my discretionary fund.… Continue reading The Path Less Traveled #010 Ozark Trail 30L Hiking Backpack Review

Hiking with Kids

We hike anywhere from 3 to 4 miles at a time up to 7 miles with a goal of a 10-mile round trip day hike. Sometimes it’s a single trail or we combine multiple trails at a state park. During these longer hikes I found it useful to have a large hiking bag and not… Continue reading Hiking with Kids

One day an Ozark Trail Thru Hike hiking missouristateparks ozarktrail Ask MetaFilter

I did instantly notice the difference of carrying a lighter bag. I also don’t really prefer single compartment stuff bags, but, this works for what I need. This pack has no extraneous features, save for the small front zip pocket and an internal hydration sleeve. There are no compression straps or other means of securing… Continue reading One day an Ozark Trail Thru Hike hiking missouristateparks ozarktrail Ask MetaFilter

The Path Less Traveled #010 Ozark Trail 30L Hiking Backpack Review

In fact, my particular tent spot wasn’t completely flat so I quickly rotated my sleeping bag so that my feet weren’t above my head all night. It was pretty easy to make adjustments from the side door access. End-door access would have made it more difficult. Size is perfect for day trips, smaller individuals, and… Continue reading The Path Less Traveled #010 Ozark Trail 30L Hiking Backpack Review

One day an Ozark Trail Thru Hike hiking missouristateparks ozarktrail Ask MetaFilter

If you are adding warm drinks to your ice, you will see reductions in the overall length of time your ice will stay cold. If you need a good cheap bag you need to see if the Ozark Trail Back Packs will work for your needs. It’s a working document that I update from time… Continue reading One day an Ozark Trail Thru Hike hiking missouristateparks ozarktrail Ask MetaFilter

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Pelican also features a different pull handle than the Yeti and Ozark coolers as well. I do think the Pelicans pull handle is the lowest on my list of the three. As far as color options go, you can purchase this in one of two colors, Greystone which is the one featured in this… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

Hiking with Kids

I might actually pick up another for my son to use. I also use a Marmot 20 liter pack which does have a thin hipbelt, but it is more limited space-wise and weighs a couple of ounces more. I am a 6-foot tall male, weighing 185 lbs and it fits just as well as other… Continue reading Hiking with Kids