Gear List

Everything Wonderland

Everything Wonderland

I dusted off the old gear. My Salomons and trekking poles were caked with mud from taking them up Mount Leconte. My Sawyer Mini was in desperate need of backflushing....

Jul 17, 2017 : Jennifer Williams
AT SOBO Gear List

AT SOBO Gear List

The oft discussed gear list. Do you have all the lightweight items?  What was your budget?  Since my preparations began, I have been trying to balance lightweight with budget, taking...

Jul 16, 2017 : Megan Landstine
Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

I'm leaving for Seattle in three days.  If all goes according to plan, I will be back sometime around Halloween.  Here's my full list of possessions (minus consumables) during that time. For

Jul 7, 2017 : Zach
14 Items Left Behind That Make Thru-Hiking Unique

14 Items Left Behind That Make Thru-Hiking Unique

Hopefully by now you've checked out my gear list - much of which probably makes sense. What may be less apparent is everything I'm leaving behind. Therefore, here is a...

Jun 12, 2017 : Justin Guimond
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