Gear Lists

The Things We Carried

The Things We Carried

Living out of your backpack is serious business. For nearly five months I lived out of my backpack, trekking from Georgia to Maine. Before setting off, I tried to pack...

Apr 28, 2017 : Danielle
Cook Kits

Cook Kits

The Whole Kitchen Sink When I first started backpacking in high school, my mindset was all about being gourmet with multi-pot meals. It always took way to much time and...

Apr 18, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
PCT Gear List II

PCT Gear List II

Not a whole lot has changed from the first gear list. I wanted to get an Arc pack with the heavier duty 4.2 oz/sqyd Gridstop fabric. Unfortunately, you can only...

Mar 16, 2017 : Lion Heart
Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

This will be my second attempt at thru-hiking the AT while also trying to go a little lighter than before. I got injured last year, and carrying extra weight while...

Feb 28, 2017 : Stubbs
On Hiking With A Knife

On Hiking With A Knife

I wouldn't be caught dead in the wilderness without a knife.  Plain and simple.  I was always taught that you never go into the woods without a.) telling someone where...

Feb 24, 2017 : Sean Kearns
What’s in My Pack:  Ruby Throat’s Gear List for 2017

What’s in My Pack: Ruby Throat’s Gear List for 2017

Backpack with Benefits Twenty years ago, I moved to the mountains and bought my first “real” backpack, an Osprey ISIS with a built-in chair. A CHAIR! Best.  Thing.  Ever. (Unless...

Feb 15, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Peparing to Hike on my Stomach

Peparing to Hike on my Stomach

  Just as an army marches on its stomach, your hike won't last very long without sufficient food. And possibly more important than just eating high calorie food is maintaining

Feb 3, 2017 : Flagstaff
Why I Chose a Tent Over a Hammock for my AT Thru Hike

Why I Chose a Tent Over a Hammock for my AT Thru Hike

Six months prior to starting my thru hike, I spent at least two hours every day glued to my computer screen, reading various reviews and articles about each sleeping system....

Feb 1, 2017 : Olivia Plumb
Fear of the Unknown (or The Process By Which I Came to Own Three Tents: Part 1)

Fear of the Unknown (or The Process By Which I Came to Own Three Tents: Part 1)

Calm, collected hiking Heather says 'Everything is A-Okay.' My pack sits in the corner with items scattered around. I am diligently scaling down and weeding items out in order to keep my pack

Jan 28, 2017 : Heather P
Ode to Merino: Reasons to Love Wool

Ode to Merino: Reasons to Love Wool

What are your favorite panties? A few years ago a question went around amongst the women in my yoga community—what are your favorite panties? I think the asker of the...

Jan 11, 2017 : Deane Giordano