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Gear Galore

Gear Galore

If at first you buy the wrong gear, research and research some more. The first thing I wanted to do

Feb 27, 2017 : Jennifer Giddens
Dogs and The Smokies: What You Need to Know

Dogs and The Smokies: What You Need to Know

There's nothing quite like heading into the great outdoors with my best friends. Those best friends

Feb 27, 2017 : Tinkerbell
Backpacks and Gear: REI doesn’t know everything about gear

Backpacks and Gear: REI doesn’t know everything about gear

Before I successfully did a Southbound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, I as most people bought p

Feb 24, 2017 : Clayton Barker
Appalachian Trail Resupply Points

Appalachian Trail Resupply Points

One of the most confusing topics for new Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to plan as they attempt to co

Feb 21, 2017 : Clarity
8 Reasons to Start a NOBO PCT Hike in March

8 Reasons to Start a NOBO PCT Hike in March

On April 4, 2016, my partner and I left the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail full of won

Feb 20, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
Tips and Tricks for Staying Hydrated on the Trail

Tips and Tricks for Staying Hydrated on the Trail

There are countless things to pay attention to while backpacking (the weather, your next resupply, h

Feb 16, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
“Adult” is a 5-Letter Word: Don’t Neglect These Things Before Your Hike

“Adult” is a 5-Letter Word: Don’t Neglect These Things Before Your Hike

Preparing for a thru hike can be lots of fun, but it's not all shakedown hikes and candy bar taste t

Feb 15, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Use it, Wear it,  Understand it, Return it, Explore it

Use it, Wear it, Understand it, Return it, Explore it

Can you believe I'm at the three/ four week point of take off? Well, it also depends a lot on Mother

Feb 13, 2017 : Elizabeth Connolly
Quest for a Lighter Hammock System

Quest for a Lighter Hammock System

Ways to fight the tent versus hammock weight debate. Tips to lighten the weight of hammock set-ups.

Feb 12, 2017 : Chris G.
Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

When I first started doing research, reading about the trail and talking to experienced hikers about

Feb 12, 2017 : The Stones