Gear List

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 R
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
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Carbon Z’s

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Carbon Z’s

Dear Santa... Santa Claus: And what do you want for Christmas? Me: I want official Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z lightweight 9 ounce, 100% carbon fiber, trekking poles! Santa Claus:...

Nov 26, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
Beginning Gear List for February Start

Beginning Gear List for February Start

I feel gear is such an individual thing and each person needs to find what works for them and not just what everyone else is using. As you read a...

Oct 15, 2019 : Turtle
The Arizona Trail: To Gear or Not to Gear

The Arizona Trail: To Gear or Not to Gear

My Arizona Trail gear list, annotated

Sep 17, 2019 : Scot Hunter
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