Gear List

Gearlist – Ultralight Hikers We Are Not

Gearlist – Ultralight Hikers We Are Not

We will not be confused with an ultralight hiker and likely not even those who consider themselves to be lightweight hikers.  Our base weights are around 20 pounds.  On his...

Jun 25, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
The Cult of Gear

The Cult of Gear

I’m Really Not a Gear Geek I’m really excited about my upcoming hike of the Long Trail and blogging about it here on The Trek. Although I’ve done a fair...

Jun 14, 2022 : Tim Bennett
ZPacks DupleXL Review: First Thoughts

ZPacks DupleXL Review: First Thoughts

Although the Zpacks Duplex has long been a thru hiker standard, I cannot say the same for the DupleXL. In our current attempt of the AT, my husband and I...

Jun 7, 2022 : Mountain Goat
AT Southbound and Down (On Weight) Gear List

AT Southbound and Down (On Weight) Gear List

The following list is the culmination of years of working for deals at an outdoor retailer, thorough sale hunting, and saving money in a Folgers can in a backyard guarded...

Jun 6, 2022 : Nash Calvin
All the Gear, No Idea – Part 2 – Pack, Shoes, and Other Essentials

All the Gear, No Idea – Part 2 – Pack, Shoes, and Other Essentials

How I made my gear decisions for my pack, shoes and food bag, and the other essentials I am bringing along

Jun 3, 2022 : Bec on the AT
My SOBO AT Thru-hike Gear List

My SOBO AT Thru-hike Gear List

The only thing more exciting than deciding to go on a thru-hike is realizing that it gives you an excuse to upgrade your gear. Before I begin covering the gear...

Jun 2, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
All the Gear, No Idea – Part 1 – Tent and Sleep System

All the Gear, No Idea – Part 1 – Tent and Sleep System

Planning Here I was, eight months out from my proposed start date, with no gear and no idea where to start. My camping experience was mainly when I was a...

May 31, 2022 : Bec on the AT
Late to the Party: A SOBO Hiker Intro

Late to the Party: A SOBO Hiker Intro

While NOBO's have been hitting the trail for a few months at this point, I've been stuck existentially crisis-ing and considering dropping out of my engineering degree. About a hundred...

May 29, 2022 : Jana
Tarptent Double Rainbow Li test run = somewhat successful

Tarptent Double Rainbow Li test run = somewhat successful

As a person who sits at a desk for a living and is a stranger to the weight room, the idea of minimizing the amount of weight on my back...

May 25, 2022 : Jer
Gear, Food and Prospective

Gear, Food and Prospective

Osprey viva 65 My Gear  Now that I have had two months on the trail I have had time to use my gear.  I have learned that when I was...

May 15, 2022 : Laughing Loon