Gear

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

Your tent is one of the most important—if not the most important—piece of gear for your long-distance hike. It's literally your home away from home. You'll have to figure out...

Mar 25, 2018 : The Editors
8 Excellent Ultralight Backpacking Knives

8 Excellent Ultralight Backpacking Knives

I've merged my enthusiasm for knives and backpacking to bring you a list of backpacking blades that each weigh less than two ounces and are capable enough to handle trail life. Since...

Mar 22, 2018 : Josh Johnson
How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

Almost every outdoor or survival gear list known to mankind includes one very important tool: a knife. In fact, knives are known to be one of the first tools ever...

Mar 22, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Let's get right to the gear. You can check out my LighterPack list fiance, who will be carrying our cookset and tent body, so you won't see these items on...

Mar 18, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Gear Review: NEMO Dagger Two-Person Tent

Gear Review: NEMO Dagger Two-Person Tent

Mar 17, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
The Best Backpacking Headlamps of 2018

The Best Backpacking Headlamps of 2018

Your headlamp is something you can throw in your pack (preferably in an accessible place) and forget about... then be really, really glad you have it when you need it....

Mar 5, 2018 : The Editors
My 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

My 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

Below is the list of gear I am currently planning to take on my AT thru-hike beginning in March 2018. This is a living post and will be updated if...

Mar 1, 2018 : Brandon Chase
What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

Around this time a few years ago, I bought my first pack. I remember going to the local trail store with my tax return sittin’ pretty in my bank account,...

Feb 27, 2018 : Amanda Johnson
Gear Review: Osprey’s Updated Exos 58 Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey’s Updated Exos 58 Backpack

The Trek’s 2017 AT thru-hiker survey listed it as the most popular pack. Last week, I presented a program at the Adventure Summit in Dayton. The featured speaker, Dale “Grey...

Feb 22, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
5 Tips to Prepare your ENO DoubleNest Hammock for a Thru-Hike

5 Tips to Prepare your ENO DoubleNest Hammock for a Thru-Hike

When I first was introduced to the world of hammocks, there seemed to only be one choice: the ENO's DoubleNest (as configured with steel carabiners) weighs 1.5 pounds, or 24...

Feb 22, 2018 : Chris Guynn