One week until I’ll be hiking the A.T. – wow!
I’m done with getting new equipment. My new rain jacket came yesterday and I’ve switched that out along with getting rid of some extra weight by changing most all containers/organizers to lightweight nylon bags; most are DIY. I’ll post an update of my new back base weight in a day or two.
Today’s featured equipment is electronics. I’ll be taking my iPhone 6 and have all sorts of maps and other hiking apps down-loaded. I know it kinda defeats the purpose of being out in the woods, but I’ve found that on previous backpacking trips I have used electronics extensively. GPS navigation is awesome, as long as it’s used appropriately. I’ve been able to find many “short-cuts” using my GPS in the past and have relied on it heavily. In addition to the iPhone, I have a Sandisk MP3 Player (16 GB of music and audiobooks), a 10,000 mAh Backup Charger, along with a charging adapter and shorty cables. There are aLokSak Bags to keep stuff dry. I’ve found hiking with the MP3 player is awesome, as long as there aren’t any rattlesnakes around. 😉
Success is a journey, not a destination. – Ben Sweetland