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The Top Tents and Hammocks on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Tents and Hammocks on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

For the third year running, we surveyed long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail in 2016, regarding the shelter systems they used. This year, we added more specific questions about tent...

Dec 20, 2016 : Mariposa
Shaken Down and Laid Up

Shaken Down and Laid Up

The cold rains are blowing into Philadelphia and the Christmas lights are popping up all over the neighborhoods. Old ladies and hipsters are walking their poor dogs dressed in obnoxious...

Dec 19, 2016 : Rhys Hora
Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, i'm about to get romantic with you gearheads. Time for a "What's In My Bag?" post, hiker style. I've included weight where I thought...

Feb 12, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

So you've finally had enough; you've spent one too many nights on the cold hard ground, sleeping on top of rocks and roots, in constant worry of your tent being flooded...

Dec 19, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady
Prepare Now, for Time is Short

Prepare Now, for Time is Short

As I prepare more for my hike this next Spring I keep telling people how much I wish it was already March so I could be on trail heading north to Maine....

Nov 18, 2015 : Tiffany Taylor Korrigan
Shelter on the Appalachian Trail: To Pack or Not to Pack?

Shelter on the Appalachian Trail: To Pack or Not to Pack?

Long distance hiking requires many hours of resting, an irony that illuminates the fragile resilience of the hiker's body and the critical necessity of shelter. Hiking from Georgia to Maine...

May 7, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain

10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain

10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain I started my thru-hike this week on Monday. The forecast said rain all week, but I was determined to start my hike,...

Apr 19, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
How to Pick Your Big Three

How to Pick Your Big Three

When you think of gear, what do you think of first? Do you think of the first aid kit you'll need? The clothing you'll wear? What kind of trowel you...

Feb 13, 2015 : Ruth
Hammock, Tent, or Tarp?  A Flowchart

Hammock, Tent, or Tarp? A Flowchart

Every time the question "hammock, tent, or tarp?" arises, the answer seems to be, "it depends."  Based on my own experience and the input of other AT thru-hikers, I created...

Jan 8, 2015 : Mariposa
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