gear

Chance of Bad Weather: Going Heavy Gear List

Chance of Bad Weather: Going Heavy Gear List

The 2019 PCT year could be a rough weather year. After talking with a number of trekkers that have quite a bit more long-distance trekking experience than I do, many...

Feb 21, 2019 : KTrepp
How I Found My Big Three on a Budget

How I Found My Big Three on a Budget

Every hiker is horny for gear. Thru-hikers even more so! I'm going to be walking from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail starting this March. Inevitably, my gear choices...

Feb 1, 2019 : Melissa
The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

Your ten-pound base gear is packed, abs are ripped, and your bank account balance is your best friend. Even if the stars aligned and all these fantasies were reality, the...

Jan 25, 2019 : Jacob Woods
The Nitty-Gritty of Gear Evolution on a Thru-Hike

The Nitty-Gritty of Gear Evolution on a Thru-Hike

About this time last year, I had just committed to my AT thru-hike, which meant that I was in the early research stages. Having never backpacked with less than 30-40...

Jan 24, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Blackalachian on The Underground Railroad Trail Most notable for calling attention to the Discord for one of our Join our community AND support the show! Blackalachian on Instagram Reptar

Jan 23, 2019 : Gary Sizer
What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

Class is in session! To help prep for your long-distance hike, we begin by addressing common new-hiker fears - what are you afraid of? To answer that, we present the first...

Jan 8, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Presents: Long-Distance Prep School

Stories From The Trail Presents: Long-Distance Prep School

You're going to school! Crazy Larry figured out how to use it. Stories From The Trail on Discord (Be sure to join the Voice Channel "TheShow" or you won't hear us)...

Dec 23, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Over 2,190 miles of coiled roots, sharp rocks, loose gravel, thick mud, slick leaves, snow past my knees, sheets of ice, wobbly wooden boards, river fords, and seemingly never-ending climbs...

Dec 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

If you're anything like me (and the fact that you're reading this tells me you are), then you have had a hard time finding proper gear for backpacking and hiking. When...

Nov 21, 2018 : Ashley Manning
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 For...

Oct 25, 2018 : Kelsy Filler