Gear List

The Pre-Launch Jitters

The Pre-Launch Jitters

Hindsight Is 20:20 I’m sure there are lots of things I will look back at and wish I changed. For example, in my last post I used the section header...

Mar 11, 2020 : Luke Howard
My Starting PCT Gear List

My Starting PCT Gear List

I may be deep in resupply planning currently, but my gear list is pretty set to start the Pacific Crest Trail! I consider myself an experienced backpacker: I hiked the...

Mar 6, 2020 : Joanne Howard
Yeah, but How Much Does It Weigh?

Yeah, but How Much Does It Weigh?

Come judge some trail novice's gear post.

Mar 2, 2020 : catherine murley
My Precious Precious Things (Gear)

My Precious Precious Things (Gear)

I'm not usually one for planning but I figure now is as good a time as any to start. Not sure what my base weight is exactly, but as a...

Feb 26, 2020 : Boni Salmerón
My 2020 Appalachian Trail Gear List

My 2020 Appalachian Trail Gear List

Well here ya have it, folks. The moment you've all been waiting for. The long-awaited gear list of mine is out. I know you guys have probably lost a lot...

Feb 1, 2020 : Caleb Bess
My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

Hot Topic Isn’t Just a Clothing Store Gear seems to be the hottest and most highly requested topic in the online backpacking realms and for good reason. Lightweight, good-quality gear...

Jan 16, 2020 : Shannon Ryker
My Gear – Four Decades in the Making

My Gear – Four Decades in the Making

My gear choices are based on a great deal of experience with short trips... a thru-hike will be a different animal.

Jan 13, 2020 : Dudley
A New(bie) Thru-Hiker Take on the Pre-Thru-Hike Gear List

A New(bie) Thru-Hiker Take on the Pre-Thru-Hike Gear List

I know what you're thinking. "Oh God, another gear list." Well, I can promise you that this one is short, sweet, and relatively painless to get through. It also doesn't...

Jan 5, 2020 : Andrea Johnson
Is Packing Your Bikini Ultralight? I’d Say So!

Is Packing Your Bikini Ultralight? I’d Say So!

You must pack your bathing suit when hiking in New Zealand! It’s ultralight. See what else I’m bringing..

Dec 16, 2019 : Sunney Mahalak
My Life in 60 Liters

My Life in 60 Liters

Taking a step away from spreadsheets, this is the semi-final gear list for my Colorado Trail thru-hike. Undoubtedly subs will be made once warmer temps roll around and I find...

Dec 11, 2019 : Taryn Wem