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Twig

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Reviewer of the Month: August 2014 , November 2017

8,667 reviewer rep
195 forum posts
joined Dec 24, 2007

I am a: 43-year-old backpacker
Location: Miami, FL
Occupation: long-distance adventuring
Website: http://twigadventures.com

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Trail running
Orienteering
Adventure racing
Canoeing
Kayaking
Mountain biking
Sea kayaking

Vitals

Height5'9"
Weight130
Torso Length16
Boot/Shoe Size9.5
Jacket/Shirt Size6
Pant Size4-6

I love the great outdoors, and whatever kind of pursuits that get me out there and in it. I have lived in a lot of different places/climates, which has allowed me to sample a wide variety of activities (master of none). I grew up land-locked in Colorado but somehow found a passion for the ocean too.  My all-time favorite pursuits are sea kayaking, surfing, and backpacking/thru-hiking.

Beginning the summer of 2017, I quit my job and started thru-hiking "full-time". My hiking resume includes the Colorado Trail ('17/500 miles), New Zealand's Te Araroa ('17-'18/2000 miles), Pacific Crest Trail ('18/2700 miles), Continental Divide Trail ('19/2700 miles), Arizona trail ('19/800 miles), Long trail ('20/270 miles), Grand Enchantment Trail ('21/800 miles), and Appalachian Trail ('21/2200 miles. All combined, I've walked/hiked/backpacked about 12,000 miles in 5 years.

As much as I love the outdoors, I love all the fun gear that makes it more enjoyable. I'm a gear head, with no desire to seek help for my condition. I proudly have a collection of titanium and aluminum stakes. Need I say more.

So if you have a similar affliction, you've come to the right place! You can receive support here but don't expect to find a cure. Your condition may even worsen.

Thank you for feeding my addiction Trailspace!

Gear Reviews (94)

user rating: 4 of 5 LiteAF Feather Weight Fanny Pack 3/08/2022
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Fleece Beanie 3/01/2022
user rating: 5 of 5 Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Neck Pipe 12/19/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Zpacks Passport Zip Pouch 12/14/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hilltop Packs Large Food Bag 12/14/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow Carbon Trekking Umbrella 12/10/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Purple Rain Adventure Dress 12/09/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat 7/15/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Marmot Strato Pillow 7/12/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR Needle Tent Stakes 6/29/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure 11/15/2020
user rating: 5 of 5 Buff Lightweight Merino Wool Buff 11/09/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Crew 9/14/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Gore H5 Gore-Tex Active Hooded Jacket 1/24/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Altra Superior 4.0 12/31/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Vesper 32F/0C Quilt 12/24/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite 6/14/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Falcon Guides Paddling America: Discover and Explore Our 50 Greatest Wild and Scenic Rivers 4/11/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Falcon Guides The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking 3/18/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Katabatic Gear Alsek 2/28/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Nikwax Down Wash Direct 2/26/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 MontBell EX Light Down Anorak 12/28/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Toaks Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl 12/26/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Dirty Girl Gaiter 12/20/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Altra Superior 3.5 12/20/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket 12/12/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Evernew Water Carry 6/29/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Enlightened Equipment Revelation 6/29/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Zpacks Rain Kilt 6/20/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella 6/18/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Zpacks Solplex 6/15/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest 5/24/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Suntactics sCharger-5 4/27/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights 4/19/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Purple Rain Adventure Skirt 11/07/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Rock Gear The Original 11/06/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Divine Light 2 FL 4/05/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Klymit Pillow X Large 1/28/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Vargo Titanium Bot 700 1/26/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Trew NuYarn Wool Pocket T 10/15/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Source Widepac Hydration System 9/14/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Bergans Moa Pirate Pant 8/12/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Good To-Go Pad Thai 7/11/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Good To-Go Indian Vegetable Korma 7/11/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Montane Grand Tour 50 2/28/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Solo Stove Lite 1/13/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sea to Summit X-Set 2-Piece 8/22/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sea to Summit X-Pot 2.8L 8/20/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Fishpond Drifter Boat Cooler 7/05/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Impex Kayak Montauk 7/02/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt 6/23/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Jetboil Pot Support & Stabilizer 5/10/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Jetboil Grande Coffee Press 4/02/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System 3/24/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag UL 2/22/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 LuminAID Lantern 9/01/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto 7/19/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Good To-Go Thai Curry 7/03/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili 7/03/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt 6/15/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Nite Ize Inova STS 5/31/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL 5/05/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season 2/11/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sea to Summit Rapid 26L Dry Pack 1/17/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Outdoor Research Supercharger Pant 9/01/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Osprey Viva 50 7/03/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Sierra Designs LT Strike 2 12/09/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Klean Kanteen 12oz Wide Insulated 12/08/2012
user rating: 3 of 5 MSR CarbonCore Tent Stakes 12/07/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Diamond Ultra Distance 12/07/2012
user rating: 3 of 5 Princeton Tec Remix 12/07/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Zipka Plus 2 12/07/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl e+LITE 12/07/2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Exped Air Pillow 8/02/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Brunton 58 Kayak 8/02/2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Garmin Oregon 400c 8/01/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Alite Monarch Chair 7/30/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym 7/28/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist 7/27/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini 7/27/2012
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Light My Fire Spork Original 7/27/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy 7/27/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Sirius 2 7/27/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Sierra Designs Sweet Dreams 7/27/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 New Balance MT10 Minimus 7/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Astral Wondervest 7/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Extrasport Splash Top - Short Sleeve 7/26/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 VauDe Snow Cloud 350 43F 7/26/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Loess Tank 7/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Ramesa Pant 7/26/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki 7/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite 7/18/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Dagger Alchemy 14.0S 7/18/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR MicroRocket 7/18/2012

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