Entries by ERIC

MYOG: Powder Coating Fishing Lures

When the company that makes Z-Rays decided to quit the business I bought whatever colors I could in the sizes I wanted. Doing a little research on the internet I found that it is possible to powdercoat paint over existing lures. So I decided to try it.

The Case for PLBs

I started carrying a PLB several years ago, after the weight and price of these devices finally fit my tolerance level. My hiking style hasn’t changed one iota since I started carrying my PLB. I’ve never used it and I don’t intend to ever use it (just like my First Aid Kit… should I stop […]

Meeting People In The Backcountry

Maybe this has something to do with backpacking solo so much, but one part of my backcountry trips I like so much is meeting people (and I thought I did it to get away from people). This last summer I met another solo hiker in Kern Canyon and we talked for hours. He even gave […]