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My Portable, Transferable, Multi-Sport Essentials Kit

My Portable, Transferable, Multi-Sport Essentials Kit

I think most backpackers and hikers agree on the importance of the ten essentials, even though we might quibble about what exactly those Swiss Army Knife when hiking and backpacking,...

Jun 23, 2017 : John Edward Harris
So What am I Doing to Keep Busy Until March 20th?

So What am I Doing to Keep Busy Until March 20th?

Decisions: Last summer, I did what will be the first seventeen days of my thru hike.  I learned a couple of things on this trip.  1) My air mattress had...

Jan 7, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
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