Sep 132016

I have shared this recipe at many different hiking forums, facebook groups, and with friends and family for years.  Several people have asked me to do a video and I just never seemed to get around to it.  Well, I finally got it done while video’ing my sheltowee trace trail thru-hike series.  In this video I show you how to make one of the ultimate breakfasts for hikers.  It is loaded with lots of calories, carbs, healthy fats, fiber, and protein that are needed for energy, maintain your weight, and to keep muscles from being sore.  I go into details about why I chose each ingredient and several variations of the recipe (I seldom make it the same way twice but the basic recipe remains unchanged).  The variations I go into are chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter, and even a peanut-butter-chocolate aka receeses flavored.  Have a look at the video to learn how to make this awesome breakfast.  Share any tips or experiences you have with the recipe.


Sep 132016

This video goes in-depth into what I am taking on my sheltowee trace trail thru-hike.  You should also watch the first video regarding food too.


Sep 132016

First just let me say that there is nothing disgusting about this video, no limbs were lost, there was no blood, and the video has no gore.  However, if you ever go fishing, eventually some day this is going to happen and let me just tell you to remain calm, the fish hook will come out, it takes a whole lot more force than you think, it doesn’t hurt, and skin is very stretchy.  With that being said …. have a look at the arm I caught!

Sep 132016

Another video in the sheltowee trace series, but this time I talk about my food choices and how I buy them in bulk and repackage them to improve nutrition, save money, save weight.  I specifically am using mountain house meals in this video.

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Apr 072016

I accidentally blew away my 2015 UL gear list, so I recreated them and the url changed.  The contents are mostly the same.  Here are the links:

Early Spring / Early Fall


Winter (coming soon)

Videos (coming soon)

May 112015

So much has changed since 2014…..I keep getting lighter and lighter or more comfortable (in the event something I replaced from 2014 was actually heavier … i.e. I started using a Osprey Exos 58 whenever I needed to take an underquilt.  The underquilt simply wouldn’t fit with the other gear in the Outdoor Products 46L pack)


You can see my gear lists at

3-Season Ultralite (would be much lighter without camera gear used for Adventures of Ed)

Winter (would be much lighter without camera gear used for Adventures of Ed)

Optional (This is another set of gear I keep around for friends, its basically stuff I bought, used, upgraded)


Videos of the above:

Three Season