Gear List

I Am My Gear

I Am My Gear

Introduction How often have you heard phrases that start with, “there are two types of people in this world,” and felt that whatever assertion followed could not be further from...

Nov 13, 2022 : Hunter Walker
Gear That Survived 2000 Miles: SOBO Days 138 – 143

Gear That Survived 2000 Miles: SOBO Days 138 – 143

Did I seriously become a gear junkie on trail? Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves here. There are many ways to describe my (previous) lack of interest in gear,...

Nov 10, 2022 : Jana
Tips from a “Not lightweight” PCT Hiker on How To Be Lightweight

Tips from a “Not lightweight” PCT Hiker on How To Be Lightweight

I have not considered myself an ultra-lightweight hiker as I tend to carry a few more things for my own comfort, but they all add up and make the bag...

Oct 18, 2022 : Emily Hayes
AT Complete!  Here’s My Gear List

AT Complete! Here’s My Gear List

Hi everyone -- This is one blog post I'd wanted to publish for a while, but never had the time while I was on trail!  I hope that it proves...

Oct 6, 2022 : Scott Morrison
What’s in my pack: Slaughterhouse’s Long Trail Gear List

What’s in my pack: Slaughterhouse’s Long Trail Gear List

Gear takes up so much thought, but I thoroughly enjoy it. You really have to take into consideration every little detail - which can be exhausting, BUT it can also be...

Jul 25, 2022 : Taylor King
Gear List

Gear List

Picking gear has been so much harder than I thought it would be. Here is what we ended up with.

Jul 6, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Equipment and the Smokies.

Equipment and the Smokies.

My Equipment I'd like to start off talking about my tent. Boundless Camping Denali 2 person Tent, List $193 sale price $125. 65 oz. This is a small tent if...

Jun 30, 2022 : Brit
Gearlist – Ultralight Hikers We Are Not

Gearlist – Ultralight Hikers We Are Not

We will not be confused with an ultralight hiker and likely not even those who consider themselves to be lightweight hikers.  Our base weights are around 20 pounds.  On his...

Jun 25, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
The Cult of Gear

The Cult of Gear

I’m Really Not a Gear Geek I’m really excited about my upcoming hike of the Long Trail and blogging about it here on The Trek. Although I’ve done a fair...

Jun 14, 2022 : Tim Bennett
ZPacks DupleXL Review: First Thoughts

ZPacks DupleXL Review: First Thoughts

Although the Zpacks Duplex has long been a thru hiker standard, I cannot say the same for the DupleXL. In our current attempt of the AT, my husband and I...

Jun 7, 2022 : Mountain Goat