Gear Shakedown

Equipment Testing a.k.a the Shakedown before the Shakedown

Equipment Testing a.k.a the Shakedown before the Shakedown

"Pull over!" "No, it's a cardigan, but thanks for asking!" It is fiiiiinally starting to feel like spring. During the past two months, in total New England style, we have...

May 16, 2017 : emily sue
Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

This will be my second attempt at thru-hiking the AT while also trying to go a little lighter than before. I got injured last year, and carrying extra weight while...

Feb 28, 2017 : Stubbs
Top 5 Items Sent Home in a Shakedown

Top 5 Items Sent Home in a Shakedown

Shakedown The act of having an experienced backpacker cull through your backpack in search of unneeded items. I have only worked one thru hiker season at Don't be this guy, who might...

Jun 12, 2015 : Carlie Gentry