Going to Upgrade My Hiking Gear

It is pretty clear when you have been at this a little while, that it is really important to think about what you wear and carry when you are hiking seriously. The big thing is that you would like to have the most rugged and ultralight backpacking gear that you can possibly afford. I was reading the other day about a new carbon fiber designed backpack that would carry up to a hundred and fifty pounds. Obviously most people can not carry that much weight, I am a big man at six foot three inches and almost two hundred and ten pounds. Still I am working to keep the total weight of my backpack to around twenty five pounds, including water and food. That is difficult to do, in fact a lot of people carry far less. However you have to think about things that involve comfort. Continue reading

How Illegal is This Sort of Thing?


I was not looking for anything of this sort, but the other day I came across something which was called a snapchat spy and after I looked around a bit more I realized that there were many other apps like this. In fact you can find articles on the web which offer the top ten snapchat spying apps and on Gizmodo they have an article asking how the heck this sort of thing is not illegal. I can not believe that, at least if you have this app on a phone that is not your own private property. Obviously I can understand how it could be legal for you to use it on a phone that was your property. Continue reading