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Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson

Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson

“The next time we’re in town, you’re getting a shakedown.” My concerned/exasperated hiking companions said this to me countless times throughout the spring and summer of 2017. At its heaviest,...

Dec 12, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Piñata And Sourstraws’ PCT Before-and-After Gear

Piñata And Sourstraws’ PCT Before-and-After Gear

Before we took off on the PCT this year, we felt that our gear was pretty dialed.  We learned a lot about ourselves and our preferences while on the AT...

Nov 29, 2017 : Megan McGowan
Gear: The Before and After of a Long-Distance Hike

Gear: The Before and After of a Long-Distance Hike

Gear decisions have always been a major point of stress for me. My nightmare is combing the internet for hours on end comparing price points and technical specs of various...

Nov 15, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Ultralight for Under $1,000

Ultralight for Under $1,000

Thru-hiking a long distance trail is a powerful, eye opening, and hopefully positive experience. Having completed two thru-hikes, I can definitively say it has ruined my life in the best...

Nov 13, 2017 : Guest Post
The Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

The Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

From November 10 until November 20, there is a lot of hiker-centric gear on sale at REI. Planning ahead and shopping sales is a smart move for gearing up for...

Nov 10, 2017 : Sponsored Post
Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck If you didn't catch my hatred for these terrible, hell sent annoyances then I'm going to throw it out there one more time....BLISTERS SUCK....

Nov 7, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
6 Ways To Get Outdoor Gear For Cheap

6 Ways To Get Outdoor Gear For Cheap

One of the biggest shocks for many newcomers to the backpacking world is just how expensive it can be to live on nothing but the "bare essentials." With many hikers...

Oct 26, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
10 Tips for Better Hammock Camping

10 Tips for Better Hammock Camping

In order to enjoy all hammock camping experiences it is necessary meet three goals. These three goals are stay dry, stay warm, and stay comfortable. The tips below will help...

Oct 11, 2017 : Chris Guynn
Perfect Fit : A Look at Design and Marketing of Women’s Packs

Perfect Fit : A Look at Design and Marketing of Women’s Packs

Women have always been going in the woods to hike and explore. Some of the most inspiring hikers have been women, especially in times when it was not embraced as...

Sep 22, 2017 : Hannah Storrs
How to Rig A Hammock Gear Tarp

How to Rig A Hammock Gear Tarp

What to do when you open up a brand new other sites, ending up with a lightweight US-made tarp: the video. The first thing you'll need for rigging is some type of...

Sep 13, 2017 : Chris Guynn