Hi, My Name is Mismatch and I’m a Long Distance Backpacker

Hi, My Name is Mismatch and I’m a Long Distance Backpacker

Two years ago my parents dropped me off at the beginning of my very first backpacking trip. I always

Feb 26, 2017 : Nick Cellini
Going Ultralight: The Struggle is Real (Gear video included)

Going Ultralight: The Struggle is Real (Gear video included)

Yesterday, I discussed the John Zahorian, have completed multiple thru hikes with less than 6 pounds

Feb 26, 2017 : Jim McNelis
A Week in the Clouds (Week 2)

A Week in the Clouds (Week 2)

Well folks, Georgia has been left behind in favor of North Carolina. Which, to be honest, looks stri

Feb 26, 2017 : Olivia Plumb
ENO Hammock Ridgeline Addition: Plus Video

ENO Hammock Ridgeline Addition: Plus Video

Making a great hammock even better! Add a Ridgeline to the ENO hammock to get the perfect hang every

Feb 26, 2017 : Chris G.
There are somethings you can only learn in a storm

There are somethings you can only learn in a storm

"Who voluntarily spends 6 months in the woods?" This was the most common question I was asked by cu

Feb 26, 2017 : Alaina Durkac
Evolution of My Gear – Aiming for Ultralight

Evolution of My Gear – Aiming for Ultralight

In my REI Ridgeline 65L.  If it is any lighter than my previous pack, it isn't by much.  But my gear

Feb 25, 2017 : Jim McNelis
7 Regrets I Don’t Have Before Beginning the AT

7 Regrets I Don’t Have Before Beginning the AT

My husband and I just completed a two day shakedown hike three weeks before our AT departure date.

Feb 25, 2017 : Heather Q
Adjusting to Life on the Appalachian Trail

Adjusting to Life on the Appalachian Trail

Hey friends! Our first week on the trail was SO awesome! It’s funny, one of our moms asked us if

Feb 25, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Three Must Haves That Saved My Ass in the First 136 Miles, One Quite Literally

Three Must Haves That Saved My Ass in the First 136 Miles, One Quite Literally

There are actually more than three things that have been amazing to have and use, but I'm going

Feb 25, 2017 : Tiffany Taylor Korrigan
I’ll see you in six months, and that’s okay

I’ll see you in six months, and that’s okay

We were leaving a favorite breakfast spot when I turned, looked at Ben and said, “Hey, do you want t

Feb 25, 2017 : Anne Baker