Sleep System

Introducing my sleep system :


On the left, weighing in at 2 lb. 3 oz. Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 (tent).  In the center, weighing 1 lb. 10 oz. REI Flash (sleeping bag).  And on the right, Sea to Summit Sleeping Mat weighing 1 lb.  Total weight of 4 lb. 13 0z.


My new home.  22 square feet of luxury living.  I’m going to have to practice setting up a few more times.  Took about 1/2 hour and several curse words (sorry, Mom!).  Now, if I can only get them back into their tiny little stuff sacks!

Thanks for following my adventure.  Hope you are able to pledge support to one of 3 charities.

Happy trails!

8 thoughts on “Sleep System

    1. I need a Clydesdale to carry my Budweiser.

      Going to be wearing trail runners (heavy duty tennis shoes). Haven’t purchased yet. Leader right now if Altra Lone Peak 3.0.

      Have a water filter but heard they get clogged fairly quickly. Also taking Aqumira drops to purify…just in case.


  1. What do you eat? I would suggest taking several power bars to keep from starving on the trail. Are there restaurants along the way or are you on your own?


    1. Terra:

      I can get to a town every 3 days or so. In town, I will re-supply, take a shower, sleep in a bed and pig out at some type of restaurant.

      On the trail, I will carry my own food. I’m focusing on foods that are high in calories/oz of weight. I am planning to blog this week-end with more specifics of what I’ll be typically carrying for food and how I will cook my freeze-dried meals! Stay tuned.

      Thanks for your support.


  2. I recommend the book,”A man, a can, a plan.” Great simple recipes using canned goods. I know you don’t want to carry a lot of cans but one or two may not be too bad. I bet they will taste a lot better than freeze dried food. After all, you are not going into outer space, you are just hiking the Appalachian trail!


    1. Thanks, Terra! Cans are heavier than I want. I really appreciate your support. Tell Becky I may need a ride into Charlottesville early June.

      Thanks again. You are the best!


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