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”

Why we should love USB-C. Apple, Android, Sony and future possiblities

Not every thought is a diamond and perhaps this post is a bit crazy.

Part of wanting to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in Northern America so badly has made me research countless technological items, especially camera storage methods and anything to do with cameras or phones. USB 3.1 and USB-C has made me think about various future possibilities for both phones and cameras. Continue reading “Why we should love USB-C. Apple, Android, Sony and future possiblities”

Black friday is coming

Black Friday is extremely close and I should be buying quite a lot of camping equipment then. I’m only about five months away from attempting to hike 2650+ miles across the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.

I have recently discovered a great third party battery for Sony cameras. Please check out the RAVPower NP-FW50 batteries. They come in packs of two, complete with a charger, all for £20. Apparently the charger doesn’t charge native Sony batteries, but the RAVPower NP-FW50 batteries still seem like a great buy even if you don’t use the charger. Continue reading “Black friday is coming”

Visa Application for 6 Month Stay in the USA

The US visa application is important to me, as I want to stay in the United States of America for up to six months next year ~ it can be used repeatedly for up to ten years. The Pacific Crest Trail usually takes about 5.5 months to hike the full 2650+ miles, so a 6 month visa is ideal.

I’ll write an update regarding the interview and whatnot on my PCT Documentation page, but so far it’s been a bit of an annoyance. I don’t live near the embassy but it is what it is.

There goes more money because they don’t use Skype or cooperate with the British Passport Office.