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My Appalachian Trail Gear List

By on January 25, 2016

Backpacking gear is one thing that I am continually asked about when I tell people I am hiking the Appalachian Trail. Living in the Midwest, hiking is not an…


Planning a Hike | Expense Guide

By on January 6, 2016

One day I said, “I think I’ll go for a walk on the Appalachian Trail, Deb do you want to join me? And that is what lead us to…


What’s in Your Pack

By on October 22, 2015

Hey! I’m at it again
Most long distance hikers will tell you that upon completion of their hike they evaluate their gear to see what worked and what didn’t. Since…


Backpacking Gear Update

By on May 14, 2015

Let’s talk backpacking gear. This seems to be the most talked about thing on the trail, next to food. I want to be clear on this subject. I will…

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Deb’s Search for the PERFECT sleeping pad

By on May 23, 2013

I recently wrote about my search for a sleeping bag needed for our 2014 Appalachian Trail hike.  Fred in all his research found one for me, which I must…

Deb's Chronicles Gear

The Search for Deb’s Sleeping Bag | Appalachian Trail

By on April 18, 2013

Who knew that so much time and energy went into buying a sleeping bag, not me.  For most of us a sleeping bag is something you buy at your…