Gear

Post-Trail Gear Rundown

Post-Trail Gear Rundown

Greetings everyone! Well, it's been just over 2 months since I summited Katahdin and a bit longer since I sat my butt down to write a real blog post. I...

Nov 3, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Gear Review: Clip Flashlight 2

Gear Review: Clip Flashlight 2

Overview Sierra Designs calls this tent "simple, lightweight, (and) dependable", and we could not agree more. The Clip Flashlight 2 has been redesigned to have more space, more height, and...

Oct 30, 2017 : Emily
Gear Review: Salomon Women’s Odyssey Pro

Gear Review: Salomon Women’s Odyssey Pro

Salomon Fellraiser Trail Running Shoe that I wore during my entire thru hike in 2016, and I recommend them to everyone I can. Needless to say, I was very excited...

Oct 30, 2017 : The Stones
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
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Outdoor Gear Lab has a great article on some of the mainstream backpacking tents. There are also companies such as Hyperlite who make them to order according to custom specifications...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
How to Save Weight While Hammock Camping

How to Save Weight While Hammock Camping

Now that we know Option 1: Hummingbird Single Dimensions: 8' 8" x 3' 11" Weight: 5.2 oz (Made in USA) 40F 3/4 quilt weighs 11.37 ounces. Even by carrying extra insulation...

Oct 14, 2017 : Chris Guynn
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
Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

The variety of options for backcountry food is mind boggling. With so much to choose from, hikers could fuel with a different diet, brand, or strategy every week of a...

Oct 10, 2017 : The Editors
Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Hammock

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Hammock

I finished my thru hike this year, starting at Springer Mountain on March 12th and summiting Katahdin on August 30th. Before that, I had exactly one night of sleep in the...

Oct 7, 2017 : Rhys Hora
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Micro McIII Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Micro McIII Sleeping Bag

www.seatosummitusa.com  Image from Sea to Summit   Circumstances of Review I tried the Micro McIII on multiple car camping and backpacking trips in the areas surrounding Vail and

Sep 29, 2017 : Danielle