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The Great Escape II

The Great Escape II

Last year the country shut down for Covid two days before my planned departure for Atlanta. I thought I would have to wait until 2022, but for once being old...

Apr 9, 2021 : Kat Tracks
Gossamer Gear The DCF One Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear The DCF One Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear has just released a significant new player in the tent game with their DCF One. Weighing in under a pound, this trekking pole single-wall tent is a top...

Nov 25, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus vs. Wild Oasis UL Tarp Review

Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus vs. Wild Oasis UL Tarp Review

Six Moon Designs (SMD) presents interesting ultralight (UL) shelter designs with their Deschutes Plus and Wild Oasis Tarps. SMD is best recognized for their Lunar Solo Tent, but they're quickly

Nov 23, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
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
Top Tents and Hammocks of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

Top Tents and Hammocks of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

For the fourth year, The Trek has surveyed long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) regarding the shelter systems they use - tents, hammocks, and more. Each year, we ask...

Jan 2, 2018 : Mariposa
Budget Ultralight Big 3

Budget Ultralight Big 3

Big 3 Budget Ultralight As many of you may know or may not know my entire backpack was stolen during my A.T. Thru-hike in 2016 in Duncanon, PA. I now have...

Apr 19, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
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
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

The tent is going into the closet, and you're purchasing a new hammock! However, transitioning from a tent to a hammock may not be so straightforward.

Dec 19, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1

I've slept in hammocks, tents, and shelters. I've shared a REI Quarter Dome 2, and been flooded out of the poorly designed REI Dash 2.  I've caught some z's in the Hennessy...

Jun 28, 2015 : Ashli Baldwin
Gear Review: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent

Gear Review: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent

MSR's Hubba Hubba NX is easy to set up, spacious and lightweight--making my decision to switch from a single to a two-person tent easy.

May 21, 2015 : Jessica Porter