Gear List

Pack Shakedown and Final Considerations

Pack Shakedown and Final Considerations

After packing, unpacking, repacking, walking through the woods, unpacking, and repacking once more, I think I finally have my pack ready to see the Appalachian Trail. I am currently sitting...

Feb 17, 2018 : Kat Jackson
Synthetic and Cruelty-Free LW Alternatives

Synthetic and Cruelty-Free LW Alternatives

Disclaimer: This is not created with intentions to shame anyone. While preparing for my thru-hike I found many sources on how to maintain a plant-based diet on trail but very...

Feb 12, 2018 : Curtis Murley
What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

As a very belated follow-up to my My base weight was 11 pounds and I could have saved more weight by not carrying these items but I'm glad I did...

Feb 10, 2018 : Emily Ben
Two Speed’s 2018 PCT NOBO Gear List: Hammock Edition

Two Speed’s 2018 PCT NOBO Gear List: Hammock Edition

I am set to head off into the sunset on March 25 at the Mexican border so in an effort to get my own act together  I put together my...

Feb 10, 2018 : Chris Guynn
My Favorite Gear as I Head for the Trail

My Favorite Gear as I Head for the Trail

Hi friends. The countdown is officially under a week. I have been busy finishing up things at work, making last-minute gear purchases, and spending time with family, friends, and the...

Feb 7, 2018 : Lexi Candela
How [we plan] To Hike With 2 Dogs

How [we plan] To Hike With 2 Dogs

People: “It’s just a dog.” Me: “First of all, that’s my freaking child!” Meet Buster and Izzy, the way more exciting half of our 4-person family! Buster is 2 years...

Jan 31, 2018 : Jon + Holly
My Evolving Gear List: How my Pack Lost 10 Pounds

My Evolving Gear List: How my Pack Lost 10 Pounds

When I began backpacking, about a year and a half ago, my base weight was around 23-25 pounds. I'm saying around because I never actually weighed my pack. I spent...

Jan 29, 2018 : Liliana Hallman
Update 2: Gear List

Update 2: Gear List

Gear. If you've ever planned a thru-hike, I'm sure you can relate when I say that this is all I've thought about, researched about, talked about, and dreamed about in...

Jan 24, 2018 : Liz Kidder
AT 2017: The Gear That Actually Worked

AT 2017: The Gear That Actually Worked

Narrowing down your gear and trying to trim ounces from your pack can be one of the most daunting parts of preparing for a thru-hike. You tend to get stuck...

Jan 14, 2018 : Tasia Kellogg
The RN’s First Aid Kit

The RN’s First Aid Kit

Well folks, the gear list is now public! After many, many months of buying, returning, and researching, I have finally decided and bought my final pieces of gear. I just...

Jan 11, 2018 : Cassie