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Improved water filter system

​I wanted to provide an update to my water filtration system.  The main reason I changed my system was twofold: Higher rate flow of filtered water and ease of collecting unfiltered water.  While this system works great for me, it … Continue reading

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Trailblaze Challenge 2017

If you follow this blog or have read nearly any of it, you know one of my passions is hiking.  I like the physical and mental challenge of hiking.  I love the sights and sounds of being in the woods. … Continue reading

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Had to say goodbye to an old friend today

Today I officially said goodbye to an old friend. We have shared many miles together in the woods since March 2011 and he has been with me through the good and bad. He was right by my side for countless … Continue reading

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Bankhead Forest Group Hang Trip Report 23-26 October, 2015

About twice a year we try to have a group in the Bankhead National Forest.  This is an ideal location because there is a large area to car camp for both hammocks and tents and we can also take small groups hiking … Continue reading

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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve

I had the pleasure of hiking at the Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve in Northwest Alabama this past weekend. This place is amazing for several reasons. One of the reasons this place is amazing is the scenery. The Preserve is … Continue reading

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New Year’s resolutions

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions as I believe one should be willing to make changes to improve at any time. However, I have set some goals this year that should be easy to obtain and next month is … Continue reading

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Veterans Day thoughts from a veteran

As I reflect on Veterans Day I have mixed emotions. I appreciate and honor those that have gone before me but I don’t feel comfortable being “thanked for my service.” If you don’t know me very well, I am a … Continue reading

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