My Experience with Stoveless Backpacking

I wrote in this article about my desire to try stoveless backpacking on my Appalachian Trail section hike.  Now that the hike has completed I thought I would capture a few additional thoughts.

Why did I want to try going without a stove on this backpacking trip?

When looking at traditional freeze dried foods Continue reading My Experience with Stoveless Backpacking

Appalachian Trail Section Hike – Deep Gap, NC to Neels Gap, GA

Distance: 57.3 miles
Route: Appalachian Trail Southbound
Scenery: Average to exceptional at vistas
Water: Plentiful but a few spots were just a small trickle
Campsites: Numerous plus shelters every 8 to 10 miles
Navigation: Well defined tread, white blazes

At 6:50 AM as we arrived at Deep Gap NC.  It was still dark and according to the car’s thermometer the temperature was 28 degrees.  We donned our packs and headlamps heading south down the Appalachian trail towards Springer Mountain and Amicalola Falls State Park 90 some miles away.  This was my original destination that would allow me to complete the entire Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail in 8 days, unfortunately hikes do not always go as planned. Continue reading Appalachian Trail Section Hike – Deep Gap, NC to Neels Gap, GA