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NEWS: 31 2300 MAR 2001

Daylight savings in 1 hour!

I've done another update today - 3 in one day. I haven't done that since I hit my stride on the compass navigation page a few months back (gotta get back to that this spring too). 

Anyway, I'm sitting here waiting for Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" to download on Napster and checking pages for errors, fixing my standard packing list, my light packing list, and some of the equipment pages. No reviews to post until I get into the woods!

Next month I'll be hiking, running, and getting ready for Air Assault School, hopefully I get in 20 April. If I do, then I will be too whooped to do anything for 2 weeks! 

SGT Rock!

NEWS: 31 1600 MAR 2001

I'm trying to make up for some lost time here. So I've done some work on the site today. Nothing huge, I have some backpacking to do before I can write some fair reviews, but I've put some initial stuff up on the Backcountry Blanket and the Mt. Washington pad. I have also added a page of consolidated gear reviews. I have also started adding links to gear manufacturers of gear I own and think is good to my links page.

I have to make some updates to my packing lists to reflect my gear changes, so they will be slightly out of date.

SGT Rock!

NEWS: 31 0900 MAR 2001

I've been quite a slacker this month on keeping the site updated. I'll make myself do pushups today to atone. It has been a busy month at work.

For updated information, I received my Nunatak Bacountry Blanket a couple of weeks ago, my High Country Mt. Washington Pad about a week ago, and I'm beta testing a new gas stove and pump/bottle system for MSR. I've got a couple of hikes planned to test them out. Look for reviews for the blanket and pad sometime next month. As for the stove, I'll do a review, but I can't post it on the site until the come out. The initial tests are very good, and it will be lighter than any of the previous MSR gas stoves.

I'll also try and update my packing lists and stuff later tonight when I get off work tonight. Yep, I said get off work. I've been working 7 days a week for a few weeks now. Doh!

SGT Rock!

NEWS: 10 1600 MAR 2001

New month, and today is old Sarge's birthday as well. I turned 34 today - well I guess I ain't that old. My soldiers keep telling me I am.

Today I'm trying to do some good site updates like a review of the Krill light, updating some packing list stuff, review and modifications of my Lodestone Overlode, some preliminary info on my June-July AT Section Hike, etc.

An interesting thought I had recently during a Trail Talk forum discussion, is this: it seems there is a categorization of hiking styles. I don't know if it is new, but I used to just say I'm a hiker, now I gotta say I'm a lightweight hiker, but not an ultralight hiker. I'm also a section hiker, not a thruhiker, but I hike pure, not blue blaze or yellow blaze hiker. I also hike normal, not slack pack, etc. Well I think I should start a new hiker category of hikers that use hammocks as sort of a poke in the ribs to this trend - making fun of yourself so to speak. Hammockers doesn't sound right, but if you have any suggestions, please send 'em in.

SGT Rock!

All dates are done in military day/time group. Example:

20 1945 OCT 2000

This means 20 (20th day) 1945 (7:45 PM) OCT (October) 2000 (year 2000). Hope this clears up any confusion.

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