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The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to Female Urination Devices for Backpacking

The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to Female Urination Devices for Backpacking

I balked at the idea of a female urination device (FUD) when I first heard of it. It sounded silly and not very hygienic. But eventually, I was enticed by...

Sep 15, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Is Universal Cell Phone Coverage Around the Corner?

Is Universal Cell Phone Coverage Around the Corner?

Apple announced last week that the iPhone 14 will soon be equipped to send SOS messages to emergency services via satellite when cell service and WiFi are unavailable. Google has...

Sep 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro
The Arizona Trail Gear List

The Arizona Trail Gear List

Oh, those halcyon days of knowing exactly what was necessary on a thru-hike and what was absolutely frivolous and decadent. Simpler times they were, friends. But they seem to be...

Sep 14, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
EXPED Ultra 5R Sleeping Mat Review

EXPED Ultra 5R Sleeping Mat Review

EXPED’s recent release of their “Ultra” series of sleeping mats offers adventurers a lightweight and compact inflatable mat with multiple options for shape, size and warmth. This, plus their commitment...

Sep 13, 2022 : Lisa Pulsifer
Backpacker Radio #166 | Robbie Balenger, Plant-Based Ultra-Endurance Athlete, on the Colorado Crush: the Colorado Trail, All 58 14ers, and the Leadville Trail Series

Backpacker Radio #166 | Robbie Balenger, Plant-Based Ultra-Endurance Athlete, on the Colorado Crush: the Colorado Trail, All 58 14ers, and the Leadville Trail Series

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Robbie Balenger. Robbie is a plant-based ultra-endurance athlete, with achievements including a run across the United

Sep 12, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
AT Thru-Hiker Drowns in Connecticut River New Hampshire

AT Thru-Hiker Drowns in Connecticut River New Hampshire

Authorities recovered the body of a drowning victim from the Connecticut River near Hanover, NH on Friday. The victim has been identified as Joey Harvey, 45, of Prentiss, Mississippi. Harvey...

Sep 11, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape and Serenity NetTent Review

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape and Serenity NetTent Review

What can I say? I'm a sucker for redundancy. And unfashionable rain gear. So when I heard about the Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape, a shaped tarp that can double...

Sep 9, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Wind River High Route Trip Report Part 2: Gear List, Food Plan, FAQs

Wind River High Route Trip Report Part 2: Gear List, Food Plan, FAQs

I was fortunate enough to complete the Wind River High Route this August with two friends. The best thing about a high route is that it's very much a choose-your-own-adventure...

Sep 9, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 2

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 2

2650 miles, 3 states, 26 national forests, 7 national parks, and countless ramen bombs later, these Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers successfully trekked from Mexico to Canada. Making it to the

Sep 8, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail Closed Due to Wildfires

Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail Closed Due to Wildfires

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from mile 2636 to the Northern Terminus at the Canadian border due to several fires burning near the trail. No reroute has been recommended...

Sep 8, 2022 : Kelly Floro