Gear Lists

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 "Roo" Giordano
Eight (Overlooked) Essentials Every Thru-Hiker Should Carry

Eight (Overlooked) Essentials Every Thru-Hiker Should Carry

Throughout my 2016 AT thru-hike, I consistently carried one of the heavier packs on the trail. I knew this was gonna be the case when I started – and I...

Jan 7, 2017 : Chris Kummer
“Attention…Walmart Hikers!”

“Attention…Walmart Hikers!”

  My gear half-way packed. If your reading this article your probably like me. Poor. So why not let me be the one to test some of the cheaper gear...

Oct 2, 2016 : Vermont
First Piece of Gear, Yay!

First Piece of Gear, Yay!

I got my first piece of gear today!! So exciting! ^_^ Since I'm still obviously gear hunting, I won't delve into much other than sleeping bag and comfort. So, I...

Sep 7, 2016 : Adeline
UL Thru Hike Gear List and Review

UL Thru Hike Gear List and Review

So far I've spent the week and a half since finishing watching reruns of Family Guy on TV, playing with the optimal AC setting in my hotel room (yes, I...

Aug 29, 2016 : Dawn Webster
Stephanie, Party of 2… Your Gear is Ready.

Stephanie, Party of 2… Your Gear is Ready.

Just as quick disclaimer, this is not an all inclusive gear list. You will be able to click on the item to take you to where you can purchase it....

Jul 6, 2016 : Yard Sale
Committing to my Kit: AT Gear List, Take 2

Committing to my Kit: AT Gear List, Take 2

The gear I used on my thru-hike attempt last year worked WONDERFULLY (you can see pretty much what I took with me lighterpack which has more details. Since I've spent a...

May 18, 2016 : Stacia Bennett