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Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Leki Corklite Trekking Poles are a staple on any hike I take, whether it be long distance backpacking or a quick day hike. Plus, Leki Corklite Trekking Poles' Speedlock2 system allows...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat Description: The  Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Mattress (size large) and it served its purpose. But, it was really heavy, weighing in at 1 lb 8...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD Sleeping Bag

Images from Therm-a-Rest Description: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD is a four season, lightweight, mummy sleeping bag. With a European Comfort Rating of 22°F and a lower limit of 10°F, this backpack

May 1, 2017 : Danielle
The Things We Carried

The Things We Carried

Living out of your backpack is serious business. For nearly five months I lived out of my backpack, trekking from Georgia to Maine. Before setting off, I tried to pack...

Apr 28, 2017 : Danielle
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Gear Review: Osprey Ariel 65L

Gear Review: Osprey Ariel 65L

Osprey Ariel 65L pack is for the adventure ladies taking on alpine terrain and carrying heavy loads. In addition, the pack is adaptable- with a removable top lid and sleeping pad...

Apr 25, 2017 : Danielle
A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

Hikers are obsessed with their weight. No, I'm not talking about body image (although I did find myself asking if my zip off pants make my butt look big). I'm...

Apr 20, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Stitching and Bitching: Building My Own Gear

Stitching and Bitching: Building My Own Gear

Cut to my last big camping experience:  in January, on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Temperatures at night dipped into the high 20's.  Using a sleeping bag, foam pad and...

Apr 3, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 is an ultralight 3-person nylon and polyester mesh tent body with an ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating fly and...

Mar 31, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Arc’teryx Atom AR Hoody

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Atom AR Hoody

Image from Arc'teryx Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody, know for its hybrid ability and features that include secure wrist cuffs and a hood that tightens securely. The mid layer jacket is...

Mar 31, 2017 : Danielle