U.S Customs and Border Protection

Recently, my visa application was declined and at the start of the interview, I was told that I had been declined an ESTA application in the past. This made no sense to me at all and I felt the interviewer was unfair to me.

Today I contacted U.S Customs and Border Protection regarding an alleged ESTA application. I stated that I had been declined a visa and that I was told by the interviewer that I had also been declined an ESTA application in the past. I said I had never applied for an ESTA. Continue reading “U.S Customs and Border Protection”

Visa declined but it won’t stop me

Yesterday, my visa application was declined and I need it to hike the full Pacific Crest Trail in 2017–it was a terrible day in general. I wasn’t in a mood to think constructively, but I have a plan and if I pull it off, I will let everyone know as it might be beneficial for other hikers. I will edit my visa application page to sound a little less whiny and far more productive in the near future :).

Komperdell Vario 4 Ultralite Carbon Fibre Trekking Poles Ordered

I have ordered a pair of Komperdell Vario 4 Ultralite Carbon Fibre Trekking Poles. This is the first non photography related item I’ve bought for the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.

I will do a full review after I’ve used them for a while–it might be as late as next year, as I don’t have many places to use them around here.

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Pacific Crest Trail 2017 Equipment – Stoves, Tents and Trekking Poles

I’m currently researching different stoves, tents and trekking poles for my Pacific Crest Trail 2017 gear list.

Different Stoves

From what I can establish so far, there are large devices that’re capable all in one solutions–these are often a favourite amongst hikers–such as the Jetboil systems. These are great, especially if you like to have hot drinks and cook hot meals; I tend to only drink water (I’m English; I don’t need to assist the downfall of my teeth.) Continue reading “Pacific Crest Trail 2017 Equipment – Stoves, Tents and Trekking Poles”