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The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

There's nothing quite like the simple luxury of a hot meal after a grueling day on trail. It's one of those things that make us fall in love with thru-hiking...

May 20, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Deals for Hikers from REI’s Arc’teryx Sale

The Best Deals for Hikers from REI’s Arc’teryx Sale

The following is a sponsored post courtesy of REI. Select Arc'teryx products are on sale up to 30% off at REI this week. Arc'teryx is more or less the gold...

Mar 10, 2021 : Sponsored Post
The Best Backpacking Quilts of 2021

The Best Backpacking Quilts of 2021

It seems like quilts are all the rage on-trail these days, and it's easy to see why. They're more streamlined than sleeping bags, and when used correctly, they can still...

Mar 9, 2021 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail Gear List for Older Hikers (Beginner-Friendly)

Appalachian Trail Gear List for Older Hikers (Beginner-Friendly)

Meet my stepmom, Nora. She’s loved hiking all her life and has dreamed about hiking the Appalachian Trail since she was in her 20s. Now at the age of 60...

Jan 8, 2021 : Jen Datka
Gear Suggestions for an Appalachian Trail Winter Thru-Hike

Gear Suggestions for an Appalachian Trail Winter Thru-Hike

If you have your sights set on a thru-hike, section hike, or even just an overnight on the AT this winter, this article will help you figure out what to...

Nov 18, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
What to Pack for Te Araroa: Gear 101

What to Pack for Te Araroa: Gear 101

New Zealand's Te Araroa is a trek like no other and it's important to know what gear is essential and what should be left behind.

Nov 12, 2020 : Danny Strayer
How to Reduce Base Weight Without Replacing Your Big Three

How to Reduce Base Weight Without Replacing Your Big Three

If you're not ready to replace your tent, sleeping bag and backpack don’t worry! There’s still plenty you can do to reduce your base weight. 

Sep 24, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
Gear Wars: Somewear Global Hotspot Vs. Garmin inReach Mini

Gear Wars: Somewear Global Hotspot Vs. Garmin inReach Mini

Satellite-enabled location tracking, backcountry GPS units, and off-grid texting have become almost ubiquitous when it comes to long-distance hiking. Whether you're on an extended trip on a

May 10, 2020 : The Editors
How to Choose the Proper Rain Gear for Your Hike

How to Choose the Proper Rain Gear for Your Hike

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Check out an REI Hiking Course near you.  Angry storm clouds swirl overhead as icy rain drenches the alpine landscape...

Mar 2, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Trail Doesn’t Cost a Thing (But the Gear Does): How to Get Out There Without Blowing Your Paycheck

The Trail Doesn’t Cost a Thing (But the Gear Does): How to Get Out There Without Blowing Your Paycheck

There comes a time in life that the desire to be “out there” hits. If you are anything like me, you’re probably in your late 20s—maybe even the latest part...

Feb 19, 2020 : Abigail Robertson