Getting prepared

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The working life we´re going to leave behind for 6 months …

Factory, Bruce Springsteen

Early in the morning factory whistle blows
Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes
Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning light
It’s the working, the working, just the working life
Through the mansions of fear, through the mansions of pain
I see my daddy walking through them factory gates in the rain
Factory takes his hearing, factory gives him life
The working, the working, just the working life
End of the day, factory whistle cries
Men walk through these gates with death in their eyes
And you just better believe, boy, somebody’s gonna get hurt tonight
It’s the working, the working, just the working life
Cause it’s the working, the working, just the working life

3500 km in 46 days

The unofficial record for the fastest (supported, means you “only” have to carry a day pack) thru hike of the Appalachian Trail is currently held by a women, American long distance hiker and author Jennifer Pharr Davis with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, an average of 47 miles (76 km) a day, set on July 31, 2011. 46daysThe record was done SOBO (southbound) from Maine to Georgia. Unbelievable!
Besides. the current speed record for a self-supported (meaning no vehicle or crew support) thru-hike was set by Matthew Kirk in 2013, at 58 days, 9 hours, and 40 minutes. Even Kirk’s hike was completed in a southbound direction from mid June to early August.

Video on National Geographic

“46 Days”, book about Jennifer´s hike

Winter testing our new Tarp Tent Rainshadow 2

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  • Bathtub floor with floor walls that lay flat for ventilation and additional floor space
  • Dual trekking poles support
  • Abundant netting for views, airflow, and insect resistance; bug proof when zipped up
  • Front beak shields rain, provides gear storage
  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • Quick drying — inside and out in minutes
  • Small packed size — removable strut for stuffing
  • Catenary ridgelines for wind, sag, and storms