Gear List

The Final Haul

The Final Haul

And here it is. The final haul. I've been going back and forth with my gear, over and over again debating what I can leave behind and what I can...

May 26, 2017 : Emily Elizabeth
My Sleeping System: I Am Satisfied With Its Performance

My Sleeping System: I Am Satisfied With Its Performance

I recently upgraded my sleeping system. It now consists of four main components: a sleeping bag, a stuff sack that serves as a pillow, a sleeping bag liner, and a...

May 10, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Not So Ultralight, But Just Right

Not So Ultralight, But Just Right

As any potential thru hiker will tell you, researching and deciding on your gear is an absolute crazy endeavor. If I had a dime for every review I've read and...

Apr 12, 2017 : Barry Hudson
Aiming to be light, not ULTRA- Light

Aiming to be light, not ULTRA- Light

April 8th, 2017 When preparing for a big event people always want to cut weight( just ask Regina), and well I'm no different and I have two more days till...

Apr 8, 2017 : Maricruz Mosqueda
The Tortoise Shell of a PCT Thru-Hiker: The Gear List

The Tortoise Shell of a PCT Thru-Hiker: The Gear List

If you are anything like me, the words "gear list" have become a tingle-inducing guilty pleasure. These ubiquitous compilations of what future thru-hikers are planning to carry so as not to...

Apr 5, 2017 : Melanie Ottino
My 14 lb Home: A Pacific Crest Trail Gear List with Weight Breakdown

My 14 lb Home: A Pacific Crest Trail Gear List with Weight Breakdown

In 22 days I'll officially be swapping out my thermoregulated suburban home for ripstop nylon tent walls, running water for natural water sources and a handheld filter, and my flushable toilet for...

Apr 5, 2017 : Abby Rachwalski
Obligatory Gear List and Photo!

Obligatory Gear List and Photo!

My Thru-Hike Gear The obligatory gear gear layout! Here it is, a little over 30 days to start this grand adventure, and my gear assembly is complete. This is all the...

Apr 1, 2017 : Scuba Steve
My Hipster Gear List: Hiking on a Budget

My Hipster Gear List: Hiking on a Budget

When it comes to choosing gear, some folks take the ultralight route while others take the ultra-plush route. If you’re like me you pick whatever comes along, seems like it...

Mar 22, 2017 : Katie Sandage
Not-Quite-Ultralight But Light Enough

Not-Quite-Ultralight But Light Enough

Humble Beginnings Around this time in 2014, I knew nothing about backpacking. I was leaving in a week and all I had was a pair of leggings. I was running around...

Mar 18, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
PCT Gear List II

PCT Gear List II

Not a whole lot has changed from the first gear list. I wanted to get an Arc pack with the heavier duty 4.2 oz/sqyd Gridstop fabric. Unfortunately, you can only...

Mar 16, 2017 : Lion Heart