gear advice

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
PCT Clothing System: 3 Thru-Hikers Share Apparel Lists, Tweaks, and Best Practices

PCT Clothing System: 3 Thru-Hikers Share Apparel Lists, Tweaks, and Best Practices

This article serves as supplemental information to the advice outlined in her extensive and insightful gear chapter from check out the book! PCT thru-hikers need a real life power suit:

Apr 8, 2016 : Liz Thomas
Ultralight: How to Cut Your Base Weight In Half

Ultralight: How to Cut Your Base Weight In Half

When I first started the Appalachian Trail, I didn't understand why my pack was so heavy. I only brought a few “luxury” items; everything else was essential. But when I...

Mar 20, 2016 : Glacier-Swiss
How to Pick Your Big Three

How to Pick Your Big Three

When you think of gear, what do you think of first? Do you think of the first aid kit you'll need? The clothing you'll wear? What kind of trowel you...

Feb 13, 2015 : Ruth