gear

PCT 2018: Camp Cooking Gear

PCT 2018: Camp Cooking Gear

More Upgrades! For the past 16 years we have been faithful to our MSR Pocket Rocket and some variation of an MSR pot set. While both have been more than...

Nov 25, 2017 : Lee Welton
Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
No Ragrets!

No Ragrets!

We Here is a great article how to focus in and maybe trim some ounces for those that are ultralight. For us, we went for comfort in this area, which...

Oct 29, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Outdoor Gear Lab has a great article on some of the mainstream backpacking tents. There are also companies such as Hyperlite who make them to order according to custom specifications...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
On Finishing

On Finishing

We did it! We hiked 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Remember that time when two people who never backpacked before and really had no idea what they were doing...

Oct 12, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

With every step I took my trekking pole got a little shorter. Every time it hit the ground it seemed to shrink. I tried locking it again and again but...

Aug 4, 2017 : Leah
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
Above and Below The Mason-Dixon Line

Above and Below The Mason-Dixon Line

7 Differences Between Starting with the Herd Halfway Vs Starting in Georgia Okay, technically I started my hike last spring a couple hundred miles below the Mason-Dixon line, at Rockfish Gap

Jun 16, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

As backpacking gear gets lighter and hikers more savvy with their base weight, the pack trend has followed suit... or perhaps led the charge.We sifted through the current offerings—from the biggest

Jun 12, 2017 : The Editors
Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Hikers might recognize the Hoka One One Speedgoat as the neon kicks that helped Hoka One One Athlete Karl Meltzer break the Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Size: Women's 7 Weight:...

Jun 6, 2017 : Caet Cash