Gear

Wild & White Blazing…An Online Course for Lady Thru-Hikers

Wild & White Blazing…An Online Course for Lady Thru-Hikers

Going All in with the Learning When I decide to do something, like hike the AT, I go (mostly) all i

Feb 21st : Deane Giordano
Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp

Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp

Sanctuary SilTarp This may be one of the best budget minded tarp kits out on the market currently (

Feb 21st : Patrick Donahue
AT Hiking and Cell Service: Pay-as-you-go cell phones

AT Hiking and Cell Service: Pay-as-you-go cell phones

On the trail, cell phones come in handy. They can be used to stay in touch with other hikers, to mak

Feb 20th : Aubri Drake
Quest for a Lighter Hammock System

Quest for a Lighter Hammock System

Ways to fight the tent versus hammock weight debate. Tips to lighten the weight of hammock set-ups.

Feb 12th : Chris G.
When Ultralight is Too Light

When Ultralight is Too Light

PCT hikers are notorious for obsessing over their base weight. Thru-hikers might start the AT with t

Feb 10th : Maggie Wallace
Great Pack Debate: Pros & Cons of ULA Circuit Vs Osprey Viva

Great Pack Debate: Pros & Cons of ULA Circuit Vs Osprey Viva

Apparently, I wasn't quite done with the Great Pack Debate. In my last post, I talked about how redu

Feb 7th : Annette
The Top Sleeping Pads on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Sleeping Pads on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

For the third year in a row, we asked Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and long-distance section hikers

Jan 31st : Mariposa
Meet the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

At the beginning of this month, we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Gossamer Gear Backpack

Jan 26th : Zach
Stoves, Food, Water, and Illness on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

Stoves, Food, Water, and Illness on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

More so than with backpacking gear, food and water plans are different for each trail, because they

Jan 20th : Mariposa
Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58

Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58

Osprey Exos. Durability: Structurally, this thing is a beast. It feels as solid as the day I go

Jan 19th : Maggie Slepian