Anthony Galluscio Camping Review #1: Long Point

Camping Long Point L110

Anthony Galluscio Long Point Camping Review

  • Campground: Long Point
  • Nights Camping: 2
  • Nearest City: Sebastian, FL
  • Space Number: L110
  • Hookups: Water/Electric/No Sewer
  • Cost per Night: $31
  • Likes: Nice and helpful staff. Clean. Courteous campers. Weather was beautiful. Clear and cool. No bugs.
  • Dislikes: Utility pedestal was on the wrong side so we had to use extensions. Also, this particular space was very narrow.
  • Notes:  Becca and I camped here in our Jayco Jay Flight 23RB  travel trailer. We brought our Cairn Terrier, Sophie with us. We hiked Scout Island and had a great time. I purchased a 50 ft 30 amp extension and a 50 ft hose extension from the Long Point store for $70. That was better than making the 1.5 hr round trip to Walmart on the mainland. Funny thing that my GPS showed Walmart as only three miles away, but you would have to swim to get there!
  • Rating:  Excellent
  • Link: https://goo.gl/urbNoM

Anthony Galluscio Hiking Gear Review #10: Headlamp

Headlamp

Anthony Galluscio Headlamp Review

  • Item: Headlamp
  • Quantity: 1
  • Make: Energizer
  • Model: Vision LED Headlamp, Red, Three lamp
  • Cost: $16.00
  • Weight: 3 oz
  • Notes:  I embarked on my Foothills Trail adventure in early September. It was still quite warm in the Carolinas during the day so to avoid some of the heat my routine was to get up as early as 0430 and start hiking by 0500. Normally, I would start out hiking in the bottom of a valley I had camped in the night before. With all of the tree cover and no sun, the visibility in the early morning hours was horrible with real potential to lose track of the blazes and get lost. This head lamp was my first line of defense against getting lost. My second line of defense was my Garmin Fenix 3 HR GPS watch, but I will save that for another post. My third line of defense was my satellite messaging device (http://www.anthonygalluscio.com/anthony-galluscio-satellite-communicator/).

As my first line of defense against getting lost, this headlamp worked really well. Between the spot light, flood light, and dimmer controls I was able to have the brightness I needed when I needed it to find those hard to see blazes.  I used this light for a couple of hours every morning and replaced the batteries only once towards the end of the hike.

  • Pros:  Lightweight, comfortable to wear, configurable, water resistant, and very bright.
  • Cons: Requires 3 AAA batteries.
  • Rating: Excellent
  • Link: https://goo.gl/6Uaemj

Anthony Galluscio Hiking Gear Review #9: Sleeping Bag

Sleeping_Bag

Anthony Galluscio Sleeping Bag Review

  • Item: Sleeping Bag
  • Quantity: 1
  • Make: Marmot
  • Model: Quark 30F Down Sleeping Bag, Long Size, Cinder/Citronelle
  • Cost: $385.90
  • Weight: 27.875 oz
  • Notes:  I embarked on my Foothills Trail adventure in early September. It was still quite warm with the potential to get cool at night. This was the perfect bag for that trip because it is comfortable to sleep in or on depending on your needs. On my thru-hike, it turned out to be rather warm and I found sleeping on this bag to be very comfortable. The bag packs up very small and does not add too much pack weight.

Since returning from the foothills trail I have had the opportunity to use this sleeping bag on a winter trip in the Florida Panhandle.  You can see my blog from that trip at: http://www.anthonygalluscio.com/florida-trail-aucilla-river-hike/. On that hike it was rather cool at night (in the 40s F) and I was very comfortable.

  • Pros:  Comfortable in warm or cool weather, light weight, very well constructed, packs up small.
  • Cons: May not really keep you warm under 40 degrees F.
  • Rating: Excellent
  • Link: https://goo.gl/eePb2S