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The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

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Mar 3, 2017 : Travis
When Ultralight is Too Light

When Ultralight is Too Light

PCT hikers are notorious for obsessing over their base weight. Thru-hikers might start the AT with two camp chairs and a thermos strapped to their pack, but PCT hikers look...

Feb 10, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Great Pack Debate: Pros & Cons of ULA Circuit Vs Osprey Viva

Great Pack Debate: Pros & Cons of ULA Circuit Vs Osprey Viva

Apparently, I wasn't quite done with the Great Pack Debate. In my last post, I talked about how reducing my base weight was the answer to my pack dilemma. However,...

Feb 7, 2017 : Annette
Meet the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

At the beginning of this month, we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Gossamer Gear Backpack One (1) Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Sleeping Pad Four (4) $100 Gift Cards to Wigwam Socks...

Jan 26, 2017 : Zach
The 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

The 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

And then there were twelve. Nearly sixty video entries poured into the here.  Thank you to Wediges.com for being the world's greatest polling platform! Anna Alex Pellerin Becky

Jan 17, 2017 : Zach
Brushes, Boots, and Backpack: Paintings from The PCT (Plus a Giveaway!)

Brushes, Boots, and Backpack: Paintings from The PCT (Plus a Giveaway!)

Many people on the PCT head into the wilderness with the intentions of keeping a journal, getting in touch with the real “them”, or making big miles. I am here...

Jan 15, 2017 : Lindsey Fox
6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

We’re riding out the gray and gloomy days of winter, and sunshine and hiking season seem all too far away. But many ambitious hikers are in the thick of plotting...

Jan 10, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Get The Gear

Get The Gear

I won't start hiking along the PCT until mid-to-late April, but there's already a lot to do to get ready. Mostly it's: GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR. Things...

Jan 10, 2017 : Abby King
Announcing: The Badger Sponsorship 2017

Announcing: The Badger Sponsorship 2017

Calling all 2017 AT, PCT, and CDT thru-hikers!!! The Trek wants to sponsor you! That's right- it's that time of year- where we give away thousands of dollars worth of backpacking gear, food, and

Jan 3, 2017 : Zach