Ultralight backpacking

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
Going Ultralight: The Struggle is Real (Gear video included)

Going Ultralight: The Struggle is Real (Gear video included)

Yesterday, I discussed the John Zahorian, have completed multiple thru hikes with less than 6 pounds base weight!  Further, in a Tear Drop, John says he will soon be approaching...

Feb 26, 2017 : Jim McNelis (Moonshine)
Ultralight Backpacking 103: The Skill Set

Ultralight Backpacking 103: The Skill Set

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Some backpackers like to keep things organized with backpacking checklists. There are many helpful trail, resupply, and even

Dec 26, 2016 : Caet Cash
5 Thoughts That Consume Your Mind While Backpacking

5 Thoughts That Consume Your Mind While Backpacking

There is no denying that hikes of all lengths provide us with ample time to refresh our minds, explore our consciences, and lose ourselves in thought. But once we exhaust all that deep stuff,...

Nov 20, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady
Super ultralight backpacking: What it takes to carry a 3.5 pound pack

Super ultralight backpacking: What it takes to carry a 3.5 pound pack

I induced a panic in more than a few people when I posted my Appalachian Trail unsupported record attempt this past summer. Concerned parents and experienced backpackers alike chimed in...

Sep 5, 2015 : Grayson Cobb