Once in a great while all the aspects of walking come together, and then I have an hour or a day when I simply glide along, seemingly expending no energy. When this happens, distance melts under my feet, and I feel as though I could stride on forever. I can’t force such moments and I don’t know where they come from, but the more I walk, the more often they happen. Not surprisingly, they occur most often on really long treks. On these days, I’ve walked for five hours and twelve miles and more without a break, yet with such little effort that I don’t realize how long and how far I’ve traveled until I finally stop. I never feel any effects afterward either, except perhaps, a greater feeling of well-being and contentment.
Chris Townsend, The Backpackers’s Handbook
It’s my belief that what you take shouldn’t be a pile of stuff from a checklist. We all start that way, but eventually I like to think we’re all looking for a little more. Turn of the last century tramps like Nessmuk and Horace Kephart saw things this way. Like them, once more we’re starting to call our collective set of gear a kit. A system of parts and pieces that works together, blurring the lines and categories to become a true system that serves your needs.
The goal of the Harmony series is as simple as its name; to bring efficiency to your kit, simplicity to your time in the woods, and harmony to your travels.
Products in the Harmony Series: