Gear List

Dylan’s UL PCT 2018 Gear List

Dylan’s UL PCT 2018 Gear List

The weeks and months leading up to the start of any long-distance hike seem never-ending.  In an effort to feel connected or get some sort of accomplishment people will obsess...

Apr 16, 2018 : Dylan Tonkin
What Works for Me: My PCT Gear List

What Works for Me: My PCT Gear List

AT 2016 vs. PCT 2018 In 2016, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with an extremely heavy pack (22 pounds) and this year I am going to hike the Pacific Crest...

Apr 13, 2018 : Peanut
AT Thru-Hike Gear Video (and I Get Photobombed by My Cat)

AT Thru-Hike Gear Video (and I Get Photobombed by My Cat)

I thought it might be useful to prepare a gear video for my upcoming AT thru-hike. Things have changed a bit since my earlier gear post based on some additional...

Apr 13, 2018 : Roy
My Dog Is My Favorite Hiking Partner

My Dog Is My Favorite Hiking Partner

Hiking with a dog is a lot more fun, super rewarding, but a lot more work as well. When you take a long-distance backpacking trip you basically have to think...

Apr 11, 2018 : Elise Wallace
What’s in My Pack? The Clothing Edition

What’s in My Pack? The Clothing Edition

Underthings Patagonia Barely Sportsbra 2.3 oz I started the CT wearing my Nike DriFit bra that I use for running. I quickly realized that this was overkill and I was...

Apr 9, 2018 : Camacho
It’s All in the Gear

It’s All in the Gear

Welcome to the obligatory pre-trail gear post. Although I’ve been subconsciously conducting research on the trail for months now, it wasn’t until recently that I decided to stick to my...

Apr 9, 2018 : Kate Emmons
Gear List: Florida Trail

Gear List: Florida Trail

Short advice on Florida Trail Gear?  Take EVERYTHING.  This is a winter trail and while winter in Florida won’t leave you snow burned and post holing- it will leave you hypothermic. ...

Apr 9, 2018 : Amanda
What’s in My Pack? The Electronics Edition

What’s in My Pack? The Electronics Edition

Here are all the electronics I'm taking on the PCT. Phone not pictured. Fitbit Alta HR 0.9 oz I know Fitbits were invented to force people who work desk jobs...

Apr 7, 2018 : Camacho
What’s in My Pack? The Water Edition

What’s in My Pack? The Water Edition

Here's everything water-related that I'm taking on the PCT. 1L Smartwater bottle (X2) 1.5 oz Obligatory. I think these are popular among thru-hikers because the tall, skinny shape allows you...

Apr 6, 2018 : Camacho
What’s in My Pack? The Kitchen Edition

What’s in My Pack? The Kitchen Edition

To carry a stove or go stoveless? I don’t see why you should have to commit to one or the other. There have been times when a warm meal was...

Apr 5, 2018 : Camacho