Gear Lists

PCT Section Hike Three: Ultralight Gear List

PCT Section Hike Three: Ultralight Gear List

I've been section hiking the PCT for the past three years. Kennedy Meadows to Sierra City (~500 miles) in 2016, Sierra City to Elk Lake in 2017 (~750 miles), and...

Jul 6, 2018 : Anne K. Baker
My Most Valuable Possessions for the Trail

My Most Valuable Possessions for the Trail

In case anyone's interested, here's what I'm attempting to start off with: Shelter: MEC Spirit 40, as well as an Eddie Bauer day pack for my front (forever snacking) Sleeping...

Jun 28, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Dylan’s UL PCT 2018 Gear List

Dylan’s UL PCT 2018 Gear List

The weeks and months leading up to the start of any long-distance hike seem never-ending.  In an effort to feel connected or get some sort of accomplishment people will obsess...

Apr 16, 2018 : Dylan Tonkin
What’s in My Pack? The Hygiene Edition

What’s in My Pack? The Hygiene Edition

I was meant to be hiker trash. Not showering for days at a time doesn’t bother me; I often go multiple days IRL without showering when I can get away...

Apr 3, 2018 : Camacho
What’s In My Pack?: The First Aid Kit Edition

What’s In My Pack?: The First Aid Kit Edition

Everything in my medical kit is only meant to hold me over to the next exit point, not for me to be able to keep hiking while I’m sick or...

Mar 31, 2018 : Camacho
The Sum of My Life On My Back

The Sum of My Life On My Back

A few years back, after one of my backpacking trips out west with the bro and pops, I went to the local REI to check out some gear. While I...

Mar 20, 2018 : Christopher Keys
13 Pounds Between Me and the Elements – A PCT Thru-Hike Gear List

13 Pounds Between Me and the Elements – A PCT Thru-Hike Gear List

I have a few purchases left to make, but right now my gear list is pretty solid. Pack weight is at 13 pounds, and that includes a one-pound fudge factor...

Feb 28, 2018 : Smokebeard
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
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Wallet AWOL Guidebook pages w/ pencil Chic-A-Fil sauce (better than money on the trail) Eye drops Hand sanitizer Lighter Hometown pride stickers Lucky dime acquired in Manchester

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Why Am I So Nervous?  I’ve Been Waiting So Long For This Moment!

Why Am I So Nervous? I’ve Been Waiting So Long For This Moment!

Okay, now I understand. I've read so many blogs written in the final days before hitting the trail. Just about every one expressed anxiety, self doubt, nervousness. I assumed either...

Jul 23, 2017 : Ruth Morley