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Sea to Summit Flame FmII Sleeping Bag Review

Sea to Summit Flame FmII Sleeping Bag Review

At just 1lb 1.8oz, the Sea to Summit Flame FMII sleeping bag provides exceptional warmth to weight ratio.

Jun 21, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day

Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day

Amazon's annual Prime Day Sale is here again. If you're a Prime member, you can score sweet deals on backpacking gear—and much more—from June 21st to June 22nd (deal expires...

Jun 21, 2021 : The Editors
Hiker Dies on PCT Near Paradise Valley Cafe Amid Record Heatwave

Hiker Dies on PCT Near Paradise Valley Cafe Amid Record Heatwave

A hiker died on the Pacific Crest Trail just south of Highway 74 on Wednesday amid triple-digit temperatures. Firefighters were dispatched to the trail in Riverside County, near the community...

Jun 18, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Funding Earmarked for Alaska Long Trail: 500 Backcountry Miles from Fairbanks to Seward

Funding Earmarked for Alaska Long Trail: 500 Backcountry Miles from Fairbanks to Seward

Add another thru-hike to your bucket list, because Alaska is one step closer to having a long trail of its own. The Alaska Long Trail is a proposed 500-mile trail...

Jun 17, 2021 : Tina Mullen
19 Must-Have Gear Items According to 2021 Thru-Hikers

19 Must-Have Gear Items According to 2021 Thru-Hikers

Outfitting yourself for a thru-hike is hard: no amount of research will let you know for sure which items will work for you when it comes time to actually hit...

Jun 16, 2021 : Kelly Floro
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

The past 12 months have been challenging to say the least, especially for those who opt outside for their recreation. But with people finally able to release themselves from their...

Jun 15, 2021 : Katie Houston
Backpacker Radio 109 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Hayduke

Backpacker Radio 109 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Hayduke

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by the show's third co-host at this point, the real hiking viking.  We do a deep dive...

Jun 15, 2021 : Elise Ott
Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

The end of my backpacking season is usually marked by a bag full of spent fuel canisters. Recycling centers often don't know what to do with them, most gear outfitters...

Jun 14, 2021 : Dan Purdy
Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A father and son were found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Boonsboro, MD on Friday morning in an apparent murder-suicide, according to Maryland State Police. Authorities identified the victim

Jun 11, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Tips for Hiking Scotland’s West Highland Way

Tips for Hiking Scotland’s West Highland Way

Last winter we reviewed Saoirse “Story” Ibargüen’s favorite gear for an AT thru-hike. This time, Story is going trans-Atlantic to provide you with some tips on how to hike Scotland's...

Jun 10, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch