shelter

Gear Review: MSR Freelite 2 Tent

Gear Review: MSR Freelite 2 Tent

MSR is a popular outdoor gear equipment manufacturer, known for their stoves and tents. The Freelite 2 is a dual access, lightweight, semi-freestanding tent. For ultralighters, it can be used...

Sep 16, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

A short, fun guide on how to pinch pennies during a thru hike when it comes to getting clean, food resupply, gear, shelter, and more!

Dec 6, 2016 : Stubbs
First Piece of Gear, Yay!

First Piece of Gear, Yay!

I got my first piece of gear today!! So exciting! ^_^ Since I'm still obviously gear hunting, I won't delve into much other than sleeping bag and comfort. So, I...

Sep 7, 2016 : Adeline
Gimme Shelter: The Pros & Cons of Sleeping in Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

Gimme Shelter: The Pros & Cons of Sleeping in Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

What factors make the shelters along the Appalachian Trail completely desirable... and avoidable.

Aug 23, 2016 : Stubbs
Must See Shelters – Quarry Gap, Pennsylvania

Must See Shelters – Quarry Gap, Pennsylvania

A brief exposition in a series on the features and history of the nicest shelters on the Appalachian Trail.

Mar 14, 2016 : Connor Adams
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
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