Gear Review: Osprey Aura AG 65

One of the “Big 3”, choosing a backpack can be very time consuming and vital to your gear list. If the Aura 65 is in your top 5 choices, read to see about my experiences with it.

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Hello, folks! Here’s my first post-AT hike gear review, and I’m starting it off with my Osprey Aura 65L AG backpack that I used on my journey north on the Appalachian Trail. I’m going to try to make all my reviews simple and organised for anyone who reads it; especially if you’re a future (thru)hiker looking at all those gear reviews before buying anything! Onto the review! Continue reading “Gear Review: Osprey Aura AG 65”

Instagram

Hello, folks! Welcome to my little corner blog here on WordPress. Had a bunch of new followers over the past few days, and wanted to say hi! Right now I’m revamping this whole blog, adding new pages, getting things organised, and writing up gear reviews as well as documenting my daily routine to get back in shape – not only for the AT  – but for me in general.

One of the social media platforms I’m most active on would definitely be Instagram. So far, I’ve documented the first 1/3rd of the AT on my iPhone 7+. I wish I was able to bring my Canon 7D, but that’d be a death sentence to my pack’s weight. I’m hoping in the future to own a Sony Alpha mirrorless system – kind of the UL version of professional camera gear – and be able to take better quality and detailed images.

For now, my iPhone 7+ is gonna be my workhorse as I make my way up the AT over the next year. Here’s some photos from 2017’s section of the trail.

Amber Redfield on Instagram

Overhaul

Hello, everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve updated anything on this blog. Life got in the way… well… injuring myself on the AT got in the way and I’ve been healing for a few months.

Getting off trail due to an injury bummed me out to the point I couldn’t update this blog without feeling so depressed. Instead, I’m going to start revamping this to share the 1/3rd of the trail I hiked and how I’ll be returning to the AT in 2018 to finish what I started!

Stay tuned, folks.

• Fury

Gearing Up

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, and wanted to give a quick update as to what’s going on with my prep.

Just less than two weeks now and I’ll be atop Springer Mountain to attempt my thruhike.


I cannot wait to have views like this during my hike. Every day I will see new things, sleep at different locations, and meet amazing new folks.

So far, here’s a few things I have for my hike. I’ll be posting an updated list with photos later, but today is yet another repacking event. Always trying to fit gear in better than the last time.

  • Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 tent
  • Osprey Aura 65 AG backpack
  • Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Flame 22 sleeping bag
  • Therm-a-rest ProLite Plus or Z-Lite Sol sleeping pad
  • GoPro Hero 5 Black + pole & chest mounts
  • GSI Outdoors Dual Minimalist cook set
  • MSR Pocket Rocket & fuel
  • Black Diamond Storm headlamp & Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles
  • Sawyer products mini filter
  • Starbucks VIA packets

I still need to buy some dry sacks, sock liners, and little things to complete my gear list. It’ll be amazing to see what I still have once I get to Maine!