Gear List

Chance of Bad Weather: Going Heavy Gear List

Chance of Bad Weather: Going Heavy Gear List

The 2019 PCT year could be a rough weather year. After talking with a number of trekkers that have quite a bit more long-distance trekking experience than I do, many...

Feb 21, 2019 : KTrepp
Making Sure I Have the “Right Stuff”

Making Sure I Have the “Right Stuff”

There are people who attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail who have never backpacked in their life. Some actually succeed. There are many others, however, both experienced and inexperienced, who

Feb 9, 2019 : Karl Halvorson
Gear List for Man’s Best Friend

Gear List for Man’s Best Friend

It was a long debate but I finally convinced myself I couldn't do this hike without my dog. From when she was three months old I have always taken her...

Feb 1, 2019 : Tom DeMello
The Gang’s All Gear: My Pre-Hike Big Four

The Gang’s All Gear: My Pre-Hike Big Four

Zzzzziiiip. My eyes blink open. I'm snug in my sleeping bag. The smell of corned beef hash cooking on the camp stove hangs in the air. Warm, morning light filters...

Jan 31, 2019 : Katy Amphlett
CDT Gear List, Part 5: Clothing and Complete List

CDT Gear List, Part 5: Clothing and Complete List

If you've read the previous posts in this CDT gear series, you know we're down to the final one. I'm going to go over what clothes I'm bringing, and wrap...

Jan 20, 2019 : Emma
My Life Packed into 14 Pounds – AT NOBO Gear List

My Life Packed into 14 Pounds – AT NOBO Gear List

Over the last year I have slowly been fine-tuning and testing my gear, trading in older heavier stuff for newer, more durable and lighter equipment (thank you, REI garage and...

Jan 20, 2019 : David
CDT Gear List, Part 4: Electronics and Snow Gear

CDT Gear List, Part 4: Electronics and Snow Gear

In this fourth post in the series on gear I'll be bringing for my CDT thru-hike, I'll get into electronics, miscellaneous, cold weather gear, and snow gear. If you've missed...

Jan 19, 2019 : Emma
CDT Gear List, Part 3: Tools, Toiletries, Medical Kit, and Repair

CDT Gear List, Part 3: Tools, Toiletries, Medical Kit, and Repair

Time has come to dive into the third part of my CDT gear list. If you missed the first part, on my big three, is here. Now let's look at...

Jan 14, 2019 : Emma
Wearing Your House: Selecting My Gear, Part 2

Wearing Your House: Selecting My Gear, Part 2

There's the matter of what one will be wearing on such an excursion. Your entire life is on your back. It certainly brings life to the phrase "the world is...

Jan 13, 2019 : Madeleine Shell
Packing, Part 1: Six Months of Wilderness Living

Packing, Part 1: Six Months of Wilderness Living

Choices have been made. It’s surreal and exciting! You're packing; your feet begin tingling for trail. You can almost taste dewy, morning air and see sunlight peeking over the horizon....

Jan 13, 2019 : Madeleine Shell