Review

Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Earl Shaffer was both the first person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and to NOLS) was pioneering and perfecting minimum impact camping, which later morphed into Leave No Trace (The...

Nov 17, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Gear Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots

Gear Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots

Image via: thenorthface.com In recent years, trail runners have become all the rage among ultralight backpackers. They're comfortable, require little to no "break-in" time, and are exceptionally

Nov 9, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
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
Initial Impressions of the Lightheart Duo Tent

Initial Impressions of the Lightheart Duo Tent

I just bought a Lightheart Gear Duo tent, got it in the mail yesterday and set it up in my backyard for the first time this morning.  Here’s a link...

Aug 17, 2017 : Brian Lewis
Review of Chris Bolgiano’s The Appalachian Forest

Review of Chris Bolgiano’s The Appalachian Forest

Review of The Appalachian Forest, A Search For Roots and Renewal by Chris Bolgiano (Stackpole Books, 1988, 280 pages) Anyone backpacking the Appalachian Trail between Springer Mountain and the

May 25, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Gear Review: tasc Performance Men’s Elevation Hoodie

Gear Review: tasc Performance Men’s Elevation Hoodie

Disclosure: the following product was donated for the purpose of review. My last couple weeks have been a mixture of skiing, hiking, and... working late into the night, outside, in below...

Apr 3, 2017 : James Cape
Digital media on the trail, part 1

Digital media on the trail, part 1

Bored-nothing to do: 9 subscriptions to consider So you’ve made the leap - you’re thru-hiking (or maybe you’re hiking a section). The call of the wild and the woods was...

Mar 24, 2017 : Aubri Drake
Book Review: “Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple”

Book Review: “Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple”

I was also impressed that all the ingredients could be packed into a one quart zip lock freezer bag. When it came time to prepare my dinner, all I had...

Feb 9, 2017 : John Edward Harris
The 5 Non-Profits You Should Support this Holiday Season

The 5 Non-Profits You Should Support this Holiday Season

Happy Holidays! It's that time of year again, when trees are chopped down in the name of holiday cheer and millions are spent in giant department stores to show how...

Dec 11, 2016 : High Five
Review of “Backpacking with the Saints”

Review of “Backpacking with the Saints”

Defining Spirit(uality), a reflection from the perspective of a Certified Yoga Instructor. Julianne Roth posted a nice piece about hiking as spiritual endeavor that she

Nov 23, 2016 : John Edward Harris