Gear Shakedown

A List of Thoughts RE: First (and second!) Backpacking Trips

A List of Thoughts RE: First (and second!) Backpacking Trips

I have been struggling to write this post. Every time I sit down to put some thoughts together, I end up scrapping the draft and pushing the idea of continuing...

Aug 21, 2017 : emily sue
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
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 Mountain Crossings, but the patterns are

Jun 12, 2015 : Carlie Gentry