shakedown preparation thru-hike

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
Why Shakedown Hikes Are So Important for New Backpackers

Why Shakedown Hikes Are So Important for New Backpackers

When people ask what they can do to prepare for a (first) thru-hike, they get a wide variety of advice.  Buy this piece of gear, save up at least that...

Aug 30, 2015 : Brian Lewis