Gear List

Gear List

Gear List

With a little over a month left until I head to Baxter State Park, I've spent a lot of time honing in on my gear list — so, here ya...

May 7, 2022 : MG Hibionada
How to Shorten Your Sleeping Pad in 6 Steps

How to Shorten Your Sleeping Pad in 6 Steps

a how to guide on shortening an inflatable sleeping pad

Apr 20, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Let’s Talk About Gear

Let’s Talk About Gear

Oh boy, gear! I've spent hours and hours looking at gear, comparing specs, and reading through other hiker's lists, and now the time has finally come to share my own...

Feb 20, 2022 : Miranda “Zazz” Turner
One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections

One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections

This weekend I spent two days on the Appalachian Trail to test out some new gear. I had been out that way just two weeks ago and it was brutally...

Mar 18, 2021 : Kelly B.
Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Image: riyan_hidayart When I first started hiking, I had no idea I'd be attempting a successful northbound thru-hike in 2021. There was also little indication that my gear list items...

Dec 13, 2020 : Darlene M
His and Hers PCT Gear List

His and Hers PCT Gear List

April 18 is only a few days away, which means that we are only a few days away from starting the PCT! We thought we’d jump on here to share...

Apr 14, 2019 : Jenna Ivey
What’s in My Life, and on My Back

What’s in My Life, and on My Back

Indulging the inner obsessive and researcher, I had a lot of fun figuring out what gear I would take. As my goal to hike the PCT was my first real...

Mar 7, 2019 : Riley Gibbison
Packing, Part 1: Six Months of Wilderness Living

Packing, Part 1: Six Months of Wilderness Living

Choices have been made. It’s surreal and exciting! You're packing; your feet begin tingling for trail. You can almost taste dewy, morning air and see sunlight peeking over the horizon....

Jan 13, 2019 : Madeleine Shell
What I’m Packing for the PCT

What I’m Packing for the PCT

With my start date only days away, I've finalized my gear list and am impatiently waiting to start hiking. Here is everything I'm packing up and throwing on my back...

Mar 31, 2018 : Taylor Key
Update 2: Gear List

Update 2: Gear List

Gear. If you've ever planned a thru-hike, I'm sure you can relate when I say that this is all I've thought about, researched about, talked about, and dreamed about in...

Jan 24, 2018 : Liz Kidder