Everything backpacking: our gear, trip write-ups, and individual pictures.

I’ve got a busy seven days ahead. Tomorrow I’m off backpacking with a couple of friends. Should be good; I’ve no idea where we’re going – somewhere on the Buffalo River in Arkansas. We’ll be back Saturday, and then on Sunday I’ll be off at 7.30 am to Chicago with Tom to help clear a …

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At the end of the hike (365:182) – UK June 2011 – Day 17. It was a long hike. Two-minute read, +10

Gary and Ginger at the saddle of Lairig Gartain (365:181) – UK June 2011 – Day 16. The plan was to drive to Glen Coe and Backpack up into the Lost valley.

Waking up (365:150) – For once we didn’t hang around too long drinking coffee and eating breakfast, though it was still ten am before we were back on the trail. Two-minute read, 7 pictures

Lunch by the bluffs on Long Creek (365:149). Two-minute read, 8 pictures

Just before I stuck my head in the falls behind me (365:148) – Invigorating was one word for it. Three-minute read, +9

Off backpacking for the weekend (365:147). Two-minute read

Bull Shoals Lake – Normal Pool Elevation 654′ (365:146) – Currently the elevation is 696′. That’s a foot over its fully flooded design capacity. One-minute read

Tonight I was working on the design of my next backpacking wood burner. Today after posting a couple of pictures I sat down at my desk and got on with some (paid) work for a change. My efforts were put on hold while Ginger’s parents came visiting, and again for the afternoon school run. By …

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Batch-loaded, inverted down-draft gassifier wood stove (365:105) – I spent some more time in the workshop today. One-minute read

More fun in the workshop (365:095) – Today we are building a “batch-loaded, inverted downdraft gasifier” wood stove out of old tin cans. Two-minute read, +3

Trying out my new sleeping bag (365:094) – Technically speaking its a quilt and not a sleeping bag, however, the the net result is the same. I found a nice summer weight bag at 40% off retail price, hopefully it should be good for temperatures from 40°F up. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Gary and Ginger at the end of our Berryman Trail backpacking trip (365:083). 8 pictures

Feet up, taking a break on the trail (365:082) – Today was a very windy day. Five-minute read, 8 pictures

Waking up in the woods. Berryman Trail, Missouri (365:081) – Last night we slept under the stars. One-minute read, 5 pictures

Near Floyd Tower Road, heading towards Harmon Spring Trail Camp.

Gary and Ginger Allman, backpacking on the Berryman Trail, Missouri. March 2011.

Gary and Ginger Backpacking on the Berryman Trail (365:079) – Today the sun shone. Three-minute read, 6 pictures

With the kids away for Spring Break with their father for a week we decided it was time for our next backpacking trip. Trip write-up: 15-minute read, 21 pictures

Resting my eyes (365:078) – At a service station in Eureka, Missouri, just off the I44. One-minute read

Final preparations (365:077) – Today we did a lot of running around. 3 pictures

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