appalachian trail gear

Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

There was a dark time before the trail. The glow of a little screen late into the night. An iPhone placed on a table, only to be quickly snatched back...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Wallet AWOL Guidebook pages w/ pencil Chic-A-Fil sauce (better than money on the trail) Eye drops Hand sanitizer Lighter Hometown pride stickers Lucky dime acquired in Manchester

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
Hunting Down Backpacking Gear On A Budget

Hunting Down Backpacking Gear On A Budget

Thru-hiking is expensive. With the exception of veteran backpackers who acquire carefully curated gear collections over the years, most aspiring thru-hikers quickly discover this painful

Jan 13, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
My AT Gear List: 10 Pounds That’ll Take Me To Maine

My AT Gear List: 10 Pounds That’ll Take Me To Maine

After spending godknowshowlong going through every gear list video, forum that the internet has to offer - Gossamer Gear Kumo - 18.5 oz Easily my favorite piece of gear. Gossamer Gear

Jan 9, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Use it, Wear it,  Understand it, Return it, Explore it

Use it, Wear it, Understand it, Return it, Explore it

Can you believe I'm at the three/ four week point of take off? Well, it also depends a lot on Mother Nature. The past few months have been filled with snowy hikes,...

Feb 13, 2017 : Elizabeth Connolly
The Sound of Cosmic Laughter

The Sound of Cosmic Laughter

From what I’ve read, thru-hiking the Appalachian trail teaches us important lessons.  There will be things we need to learn, aspects of our lives we have to come to grips...

Nov 21, 2016 : Gail Barrett
The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been known to use forms of hand-held stabilization when travelling on foot over difficult terrain (the most common form being a contraption known

Mar 19, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
This is My Pack, There Are Many Like it But This One is Mine

This is My Pack, There Are Many Like it But This One is Mine

The Gear of All Gears So back in December I recived an email, I didn't realize this email would change my entire hike... I remeber filling out the 2016 Thru...

Feb 22, 2016 : Aaron Ibey
Gear Review: Icebreaker Terra Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

Gear Review: Icebreaker Terra Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

I knew one thing about Merino wool before testing Image Courtesy of Icebreaker Elevation rising from 2200 to 6000 feet atop North Carolina's wind swept balds. Temperature range from just

Jan 18, 2016 : Caet Cash
4 “Nonessential” Pieces of Gear I Took on My Thru-Hike and Why I Found Them Indispensable

4 “Nonessential” Pieces of Gear I Took on My Thru-Hike and Why I Found Them Indispensable

When you’re planning your gear for your thru hike, every ounce counts. It’s not the same as going out for a long weekend where you might bring heavier extras like...

Dec 17, 2015 : Carla Robertson