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”

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.