Gear List

Southbound and Down: AT Gear and Beginning Our Hike

Southbound and Down: AT Gear and Beginning Our Hike

Downsizing Weight Well, after three years of planning and several gear swaps later, I think I've got everything I'm going to need for this southbound hike. Of course, the big...

Jul 4, 2019 : Lauren Brewer
My Final Gear List for the Pacific Northwest Trail

My Final Gear List for the Pacific Northwest Trail

Let’s get down on some gear talk for a second. I love nerding out on my spreadsheets (believe me I do) but I also like my bank account to be...

Jul 1, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Marie Kondo: Backpacker edition

Marie Kondo: Backpacker edition

So, Marie.  I have a question or two. Let's say that I have downsized all of my belongings to the point that they fit into a Northface Terra 65 backpack. ...

Jun 20, 2019 : Logan Roark
His and Her SOBO PCT Gear

His and Her SOBO PCT Gear

After a year of hard work, saving, and gear adjustments, we are about to take our first steps on the Pacific Crest Trail today! Leaving the Appalachian Trail we knew...

Jun 20, 2019 : Koty Sapp
The Superior Hiking Trail: My Gear for a July Thru-Hike

The Superior Hiking Trail: My Gear for a July Thru-Hike

I’ve been weeding, both figuratively and literally. Preparing to leave in less than two weeks and getting all the little things done, like yard work. I’m taking less gear and...

Jun 18, 2019 : Eric Rimel
Gear List for the Long Trail

Gear List for the Long Trail

It has taken a lot of mileage and a lot of research to come up with what I consider to be exactly what I need for my upcoming thru-hike. I've...

Jun 17, 2019 : Rebecca Sperry
Gear, Gear, and Just Some More Gear!

Gear, Gear, and Just Some More Gear!

One might think that all these gear posts can get monotonous, but since you are reading this you know that gear might be the most interesting thing talked about between...

May 31, 2019 : Savannah Fredericks
Gearing Up Before I Start Hiking 2,661 Miles

Gearing Up Before I Start Hiking 2,661 Miles

The week before I left to take on this amazing adventure was full of emotions: numbness, fear, excitement, fulfillment, happiness, and sadness. Taking my last finals and graduating from WSU...

May 12, 2019 : Kali Cecil
Let’s Talk Gear

Let’s Talk Gear

Researching gear has been my obsession since planning my first thru-hike. Scrolling through r/Ultralight on reddit has been how I got through boring lectures in college and what I fall...

May 7, 2019 : Kate Richard
Backpacking the Pemigewasset Loop 2019

Backpacking the Pemigewasset Loop 2019

Our gear for spring backpacking in Lincoln, NH. June 1-3, 2019 This hike is a 31.5 miles, like wicked hard, straight up, and the elevation gain is unreal. OK, sure,...

May 5, 2019 : Kayla Pedersen