Photo of Nimblewill Nomad by Larry Duffy


Site Menu


Mission Statement


Three Wise Men


Odyssey 2016 PENHT

Odyssey 2015 MPNHT

Odyssey 2015 CNHT

Odyssey 2014 ONHT

Odyssey 2013 GAL

Odyssey 2012 NENST

Odyssey 2012 IANST

Odyssey 2011 Triple-O

C2C 2000-2010

Odyssey 2010 PNNST

Odyssey 2010 AZNST

Odyssey 2009 NCNST

Triple Crown 2008

GWL 2002-2008

Odyssey 2008 PCNST

Odyssey 2007 CDNST

Odyssey 2006 LCNHT

MoPac Rail Trail 2005

Odyssey 2005 CDNST

Odyssey 2004 LCNHT

Odyssey 2003 NTNST

Odyssey 2002 TransCon

Odyssey 2000-01 ECT

Odyssey 1998 ECT

Roadwalk Tutorial


Poetry / Ditties

Hiker Trash




Little Dandy Stove



Odyssey 1998: Ten Million Steps
Eastern Continental Trail/Appalachian Mountains Trail


Gear List for Odyssey 1998


The Main Dwelling


Storage Shed - Kelty Redwing (Large). 3-1.6

Garage - Slumberjack Summer Bivy with Fly. 2-8.2

Bedroom - Mountain Hardware three season synthetic bag, 3-8.6,  Thermarest ¾ by ¾ pad, 1-1.2  closet and chest of drawers (bread wrappers and various stuff sacks).

- One quart aluminum pot, 0-3.0, aluminum bowl, 0-1.0, stainless steel spoon (handle bent for pot-holder), 0-0.8, aluminum cup, 0-0.6, wood-burning stove (homemade hobo “little dandy”), 0-4.0, (eat your heart out John!) butane lighter, 0-0.6, Gerber 400 single-blade lockback, (dunno) no water purification or filtering.  Pantry (bread wrappers).

Bathroom - Threadbare regular towel, ¾ cut lengthwise; also used as a bandanna, 0-3.6, (the other serves as a sweat band, large splint/bandage wrap), 0-0.6, comb, 0-0.2, no soap, no toothpaste, no toothbrush, no toilet paper.  Medicine cabinet (bread wrapper containing first-aid kit…see Jitney repair kit).

Laundry Room - Fifteen feet of parachute cord for clothesline.  0-0.4

Library - In bookcase (bread wrappers) maps, topos and data books, (Thru-Hiker Handbook, 0-5.2, ATC Data Book, 0-1.6) Bible, (New Testament + Psalms + Proverbs, 0-2.0)
In desk drawer (zip-locks) pencil and logbook, 0-1.0, phone/address book, 0-0.8, driver’s license, debit card, calling card, small amount of cash, 0-1.0.


For The Old Jitney


Tires - Adidas XLR8R Off-Road Running Shoes, 1-8.8, Limmers, 4-7.8, Vasque Sundowners, 2-5.8

Innertubes – Two pair wool rag. 0-2.2 each

Trim Package
- Nylon pants, 0-3.6, nylon shorts, 0-4.6, homemade nylon gaiters, 0-2.6, shirts (one short sleeve poly mesh, REI, 0-2.4, one long sleeve button-front wool, 0-8.6).   Note: also have thermals, gloves and wool cap for winter hiking. Thermals, tops, 0-6.4, bottoms, 0-5.0.  Wool gloves, 0-1.4, unlined leather overmittens, 0-2.6, wool cap, 0-1.8.

Convertible Top - Gortex jacket with hood, 0-8.0, garbage bag pack cover, 0-1.0

Accessories - audio (Panasonic microcassette recorder/player), 0-6.6, lighter (see kitchen) speedometer (L.E.D. watch, (dunno), Silva type-3 compass, 0-0.6) glove box medicine pouch w/charismatic artifact, 0-0.0 keychain thermometer by REI, weighed with pack).

Rear View Mirror
- Plastic coated 3" X 4" by REI. (Not carried)

Headlight/Dome Light - 2AA Micro by Petzl, 0-3.2, small candle, (dunno)

Windshield - Oakley Blades, 0-0.6

Under the Hood - Radiator (one quart Rubbermaid with squeeze spout, 0-1.8, 20oz. plastic pop bottle, 0-0.6, one liter plastic pop bottle, 0-0.8 in hip-belt pouch, 0-0.6), oil and lube (multiple vitamins, enteric coated aspirin and Osteo BiFlex for the ol’ chassis, engine and U-joints, week’s supply, 0-2.0).

In the Trunk - Repair kit: (Band-Aid assortment, triple antibiotic, alcohol/iodine prep pads, adhesive tape, moleskin, medicated powder, tooth picks, latex exam gloves, spare CL, 0-2.8). Spare tires, none!

For the Fuel Tank
- Rice (not instant), bread (not white), canned fish steaks/sardines, peanut butter and jelly (in plastic shelf containers), cheese (individually wrapped), coffee, pudding (instant okay for pudding but not coffee), gravy and seasoning packets, pop tarts, candy, cookies.  And for the first day back on the trail…apples, bananas, oranges, ground beef, etc.


(Background music: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow")

         Site Content
 © Copyright 1998-2016.
    All rights reserved.

       M. J. Eberhart
 The Nimblewill Nomad



Web Design by StolteStudio
 © Copyright 2005-2016. All rights reserved.


To report a problem, ask questions, or make comments about this site
Please contact Webmaster