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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
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