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Testing My Rain Gear in a Full Downpour

Bruce with all his rain gear, ready for the test

My hike of the West Highland Way in Scotland is coming up soon, I can’t wait. This September, I will be hiking with my sister from Glasgow, 96 miles north to Fort Williams. Today I had a great opportunity to …

My Hiking Backpacking Checklist

Hiking and packpacking

Your gear is everything when you are hiking. Carrying too little or too much can be a life-or-death result. I have been able to do a nice bit of long-distance hiking over the past couple of years and looking forward …