Gear List

Not-Quite-Ultralight But Light Enough

Not-Quite-Ultralight But Light Enough

Humble Beginnings Around this time in 2014, I knew nothing about backpacking. I was leaving in a week and all I had was a pair of leggings. I was running around...

Mar 18, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
What’s in My Pack:  Ruby Throat’s Gear List for 2017

What’s in My Pack: Ruby Throat’s Gear List for 2017

Backpack with Benefits Twenty years ago, I moved to the mountains and bought my first “real” backpack, an Osprey ISIS with a built-in chair. A CHAIR! Best.  Thing.  Ever. (Unless...

Feb 15, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Your Average Jane’s Gear Log

Your Average Jane’s Gear Log

Warning: there is mild profanity in this article, including a middle finger. It also features potato quality cell phone pictures, which I'm kinda sorry about too. Ok, who doesn't love...

Feb 11, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
When Ultralight is Too Light

When Ultralight is Too Light

PCT hikers are notorious for obsessing over their base weight. Thru-hikers might start the AT with two camp chairs and a thermos strapped to their pack, but PCT hikers look...

Feb 10, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Requisite Gear Post: The Follow-Up

Requisite Gear Post: The Follow-Up

Waaay back in March after months of research and planning, I posted my initial gear list here for just how careful I am with money), just that I was prepared...

Oct 20, 2016 : Nichole Young
Hiker Box Diaries: Blood On The Saddle

Hiker Box Diaries: Blood On The Saddle

We are in the homestretch. The dog days of August. The last few weeks we have stumbled over the blowdowns in Oregon, then wandered through Obsidian and volcanic rock towards...

Aug 25, 2016 : Digger
My Gear Lust. I mean, List.

My Gear Lust. I mean, List.

ADVICE FROM A GEAR JUNKIE There was a period in my late teens, when I was oh so very cool, that I hung with my friends in the sidewalk cafes...

Aug 16, 2016 : Linda Vance
My Wonderland Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

My Wonderland Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

This week, I, along with a pair of friends, will hopefully set out to thru-hike the Patagonia Baggies 5" inseam Insulating layer: ExOfficio Give-n-Go (2 pairs) Bandana: Always Socks:

Aug 15, 2016 : Zach
Review: Gossamer Gear The One UL Shelter

Review: Gossamer Gear The One UL Shelter

Full Featured. 19.5 Ounces. Gossamer Gear Gorilla down the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail in a also used the Gorilla to haul his load of down feathers and layers of merino...

Aug 9, 2016 : Caet Cash
TEST TEST TEST…This is a TEST

TEST TEST TEST…This is a TEST

TEST, TEST, TEST...this is a test of the Appalachian Trail Thru Hike equipment and gear! One of the key aspects of getting ready for a Thru Hike is TESTING your...

Jul 29, 2016 : Larry