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Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

2,190.9 miles, six months, nine pounds, 36 liters, and now we're here. You guys know that I had a blast falling into the gear vortex and putting together my original...

Oct 25, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
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, blog post, and forum that the internet has to offer - here I am.   In the spirit of "Hike Your Own...

Jan 9, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
First Impressions on our Gear

First Impressions on our Gear

Last week butterfly and I got out for another weekend adventure to Cougar Reservoir in Oregon.  unfortunately, we did not go on any long hikes, yet got to relax by...

Jul 4, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Gear Galore

Gear Galore

If at first you buy the wrong gear, research and research some more. The first thing I wanted to do when I decided I was going to hike the AT...

Feb 27, 2017 : Jennifer Giddens
Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Make no mistake, backpacking is expensive. We've published plenty of money-saving posts (before and during your hike), but sometimes you have to bite the bullet and shell out the big...

Dec 13, 2016 : The Editors
Overhaul Your Big Three

Overhaul Your Big Three

Are you looking to revamp your backpacking kit? Pack smarter and go farther with these gear companies.

Sep 13, 2015 : Silent Bob