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Emily’s AT Thru-Hike Gear List

Emily’s AT Thru-Hike Gear List

So I wasn't going to actually do a gear list, but out of sheer curiosity I caved and made one. Through doing this, I realized a few things: 1. I...

Jan 19, 2015 : Emily Gibson
Gear Review: ENO DoubleNest Hammock for Two

Gear Review: ENO DoubleNest Hammock for Two

ENO is one of the most popular hammock brands seen on the trail. In my post, DoubleNest Hammock in a special edition ATC (Appalachian Trail Conservancy) version. *Disclaimer: I am...

May 16, 2014 : Madison Dragna
Gear Review: Gregory Sage 55 Backpack

Gear Review: Gregory Sage 55 Backpack

The Gregory Sage 55 is a women’s internal frame pack made for the female body. I highly recommend this pack if you are a petite hiker because Gregory provides their...

Apr 25, 2014 : Madison Dragna
How to Choose the Perfect Headlamp: The Backpacker’s Guide

How to Choose the Perfect Headlamp: The Backpacker’s Guide

I have been thinking way too much about headlamps lately. I think a headlamp might be my favorite piece of gear. Believe it or not, my first hiking trip wasn’t...

Apr 18, 2014 : Madison Dragna
10 Gear Tips for Couples (or Partners)

10 Gear Tips for Couples (or Partners)

Either you’re hiking with a friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse or you finally lost the title of ‘pink-blazer’ and bagged you a broad, hiking with someone else does have advantages. I left for the

Mar 26, 2014 : Madison Dragna
Gear Review: NeoAir & NeoAir Trekker Sleeping Pad

Gear Review: NeoAir & NeoAir Trekker Sleeping Pad

While on my thru-hike, bedtime was my favorite time. Before living on the trail, I used a simple foam sleeping pad for my weekend camping trips. Once I decided to...

Mar 22, 2014 : Madison Dragna
14 Packing Tips for the Perfect Backpack

14 Packing Tips for the Perfect Backpack

The first week of March has arrived. The first northbound thru-hikers begin their journey on the trail and many more will follow in the weeks and months to come. I...

Mar 4, 2014 : Madison Dragna
Gear Aficionado Reporting for Duty

Gear Aficionado Reporting for Duty

My quest began one average day at my local outfitter. Two months after my thru-hike, I walked into the place with a sense of authority. I scoffed at the salesman...

Feb 25, 2014 : Madison Dragna