Reviewer of the Month: June 2012

1,753 reviewer rep
3,956 forum posts
joined May 22, 2008

I am a: 54-year-old backpacker
Location: Charleston, SC
Occupation: Semi - retired Carpenter / Woodworker


Ham Radio
Wildlife Rehab
Target & Skeet Shooting


Height5' - 7"
Weight152 lbs.
Torso Length17"
Boot/Shoe Size9 1/2 - US
Jacket/Shirt SizeS - M
Pant Size32W - 30L

I was born in 1965 and grew up near Charleston SC, I moved to the Chattanooga TN area in 1986 and also lived on the Cumberland Plateau for a couple years. I worked in the construction business building new homes and cabins in the mountains.
During my time in TN I developed a strong interest in hiking the local mountain trails, and soon began thru hiking the longer trails including sections of the Appalachian Trail.
I also started fishing the many streams and tail waters in Eastern TN and Western NC. and merged my backpacking and fishing interests. One of my favorite places was Pisgah & Cherokee National Forests due to the many pristine watershed areas.
In 2000 I moved back to the Charleston SC area to continue working in the construction industry in the coastal region, and on the barrier islands.
I have continued to travel back to TN and NC to backpack and fish, but I have also learned to enjoy exploring the many islands and waterways here on the coast by boat or canoe.
No matter where I live, I will continue to explore the
back country that each area has to offer.
I enjoy talking with, and learning from others who feel the same way, and that is why I am a member of Trailspace.

Gear Reviews (18)

user rating: 5 of 5 Hilleberg Enan 5/03/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps 4/03/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Men's Elite Cagoule 4/02/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Easton Slickrock 2P 6/29/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Granite Gear Vapor Current Airbeam Frame 11/30/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear WayCool Arms 6/20/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Way2Cool Tank 6/18/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Chiller Long Sleeve Shirt 6/17/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR WhisperLite Universal 5/03/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Leki Micro Stick 6/15/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Diamond Ultra Distance 6/08/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Alico Summit 2/27/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Clif Bar 1/16/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 CamelBak Podium Ice 1/09/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Primus ExpressSpider 11/04/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Coleman Premium Powerhouse Dual Fuel Lantern 6/29/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Coleman 2 Mantle Dual Fuel Lantern 6/29/2010
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Asolo Men's FSN 95 GTX 6/22/2010

Trip Reports

Island Camping in the Coastal Plain. A nature study. February 26, 2015
Video - Return to Bent Tree January 13, 2013
A short video (pics & clips) of a couple trips I did in April. October 29, 2012
Video: Palmetto Trail part 3 May 4, 2012
Video of my backpack trip on the Palmetto Trail April 14, 2012
3 Days on the Palmetto Trail & Photos from Camp. April 8, 2012
Two Days in a Micro Wilderness..or Mosquitos in February February 8, 2012
24 hours on a Coastal Plain Swamp Highland with a new tent. January 2, 2012
Trailspace members spend a day on the Fiery Gizzard February 27, 2011
Lake Moultrie SC - August 22-23 August 24, 2010
Short day hike along the dike road of Lake Moultrie June 27, 2010
Hiwassee River backpack trip report & slide show. April 18, 2009
Dwelling place of the Chief August 27, 2008

Forum Posts

Traditional vs ultra light. A brief essay January 30, 2016
Snow Peak 600 Ti Mug - Lid??? January 6, 2016
One reason why one-piece full-grain leather boots make sense December 21, 2015
"Never Cry Wolf" December 18, 2015
midlife crisis !!?? December 5, 2015
Can being military or other combat individual influence your camping? December 18, 2015
article about the NWS new Mountain Weather page for East TN / NC December 17, 2015
Knife,axe,tomahawk, questions ask here. November 15, 2015
side pockets on lightweight rucksacks November 29, 2015
Tenkara fishing... November 27, 2015
Wilderness First Aid Quiz November 21, 2015
Beach & coastal hiking tips November 7, 2015
Smoked trout with ginger and terriaki glaze October 23, 2015
Winter is Coming October 19, 2015
Newbie with shin pain questions October 13, 2015
Military surplus for your backcountry needs? October 14, 2015
Odd gear choices and surprising items on the trail? August 1, 2015
Surf kayak in a small creek? October 9, 2015
Quick Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast September 26, 2015
Parks banning hammocks? October 6, 2015