Gear List

The Evolution of My AT Gear List

The Evolution of My AT Gear List

My official AT countdown has begun. In 70 days, I’ll be at Springer Mountain in Georgia ready to kick-off my 2021 thru-hike. I started planning for this adventure nine months...

Jan 23, 2021 : Sam Cermak
Not Your Average Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Not Your Average Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Okay, I lied. This is pretty much your typical PCT Gear list. But everyone loves a gear list, right? The Big Three Pack: G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack Tent:  Six Moon...

Jan 21, 2021 : Rachel Frey
Gear List & AT Prep

Gear List & AT Prep

Gear List & AT Prep Who doesn’t enjoy a good list? This post is pretty short and mostly geared (pun intended) towards what’s on my back (and body). I also...

Jan 14, 2021 : David
How I Saved Hundreds on My AT Thru-Hike Gear List

How I Saved Hundreds on My AT Thru-Hike Gear List

As a brand new blogger for The Trek, I was so excited to use the gear list feature. I know I've spent many hours this past year diving into any...

Jan 7, 2021 : Nadia Fenay
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Pinhole magic on the trail

Pinhole magic on the trail

I carry two cameras on the trail, the Argus C3 and the Ondu 135 pinhole. I've already talked about the Argus and shown you what it can do. So what's...

Dec 30, 2020 : pearwood
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
On Packing: A Treatise on Human Gear Acquisition

On Packing: A Treatise on Human Gear Acquisition

I apologize for the title but ask yourself this: Would you have clicked on this article if I had called it “My Gear List” or something similarly sub-par?

Dec 28, 2020 : Paul Madigosky
Gear Talk

Gear Talk

It's Dreaming Season I have long since left the mindset of a normal human being and now only think of things in terms of weight, necessity, and functionality. As the...

Dec 15, 2020 : Emma Slaughter
Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Image: riyan_hidayart When I first started hiking, I had no idea I'd be attempting a successful northbound thru-hike in 2021. There was also little indication that my gear list items...

Dec 13, 2020 : Darlene M