backpacking gear

Your Average Jane’s Gear Log

Your Average Jane’s Gear Log

My AT 2017 gear list, including the why and how.

Feb 11, 2017 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
In Praise of Trekking Poles

In Praise of Trekking Poles

I am obviously now a trekking pole convert. I rarely hit the trail without them.

Dec 11, 2016 : John Edward Harris
Let’s Mini-Explode My PCT Backpack

Let’s Mini-Explode My PCT Backpack

My pack is weighing in at 12.5 pounds right now. I’m not sure whether this is the final edit. I still have 27 days to worry and fret over a...

Feb 22, 2016 : Amy Bee
Worth the Weight: 7 Things that Carry Themselves

Worth the Weight: 7 Things that Carry Themselves

Carry the best gear on your next backpacking adventure or Thru like. Ultralite or car camper alike can appreciate a keen eye for hiking/camping efficiency.

Feb 4, 2016 : Stephen Eren
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 Icebreaker's Terra Long Sleeve Women's Pull Over - it was stank proof. With that in mind, I decided to live in the...

Jan 18, 2016 : Caet Cash
Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Women’s Micro Thermostatic Jacket

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Women’s Micro Thermostatic Jacket

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review.  Hikers are aware that temperatures in the mountains can change quickly and without warning. Because of that, maybe the

Nov 2, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
Packed and Ready! Another “What’s in My Pack” Post

Packed and Ready! Another “What’s in My Pack” Post

The food is finished.  The bags are packed.  The only thing left to do is pack up our dog and take off for the Benton MacKaye Trail!  Since all hikers...

Apr 27, 2015 : Sprinkles
All the Things I Never Knew I’d Know About Hiking Gear

All the Things I Never Knew I’d Know About Hiking Gear

One thing you should know about Eric is that he hates shopping, as in despises it. One thing you should know about me: I also hate shopping. A shopping trip...

Feb 26, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Everything You Need To Know About Getting Sponsored For Your Thru-Hike.

Everything You Need To Know About Getting Sponsored For Your Thru-Hike.

  A very popular questions lately has been, “Say, what?! I want to get sponsored. That is awesome. How did you do that!?” Yes, I was able to get close...

Feb 12, 2015 : Jessica Georgia