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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

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
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 Dash 2.  I've caught some z's in the Alps Mountaineering Zephyr 3 up to 10,000 feet. When I decided to...

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

Gear Review: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purposes of review. I value my own space. Since my boyfriend and I met on the trail in 2014, we carried different...

May 21, 2015 : Jessica Porter
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
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
A Guide to Choosing Between Freestanding & Non-Freestanding Tents

A Guide to Choosing Between Freestanding & Non-Freestanding Tents

What tent should you choose? First, some definitions are in order: Freestanding Tents:  Tents which use included poles to stand up.  They are not attached to anything and can be...

Jul 1, 2014 : Maggie Wallace