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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
Cook Kits

Cook Kits

The Whole Kitchen Sink When I first started backpacking in high school, my mindset was all about being gourmet with multi-pot meals. It always took way to much time and...

Apr 18, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
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
When Ultralight is Too Light

When Ultralight is Too Light

PCT hikers are notorious for obsessing over their base weight. Thru-hikers might start the AT with two camp chairs and a thermos strapped to their pack, but PCT hikers look...

Feb 10, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

We’re riding out the gray and gloomy days of winter, and sunshine and hiking season seem all too far away. But many ambitious hikers are in the thick of plotting...

Jan 10, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Ultralight Backpacking 102: The Gear Guide

Ultralight Backpacking 102: The Gear Guide

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Intro to Ultralight here's a quick fix to get you up to speed. In the first part we talked about...

Dec 19, 2016 : Caet Cash
Ultralight Backpacking 101: A Psychological and Emotional Guide

Ultralight Backpacking 101: A Psychological and Emotional Guide

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Why Go Lighter? Lightweight hiking allows a hiker to... Hike Longer Hike Faster Reduce Risk of Injury Backpack for...

Dec 16, 2016 : Caet Cash
Review: Arc’teryx Satoro AR long sleeve zip-up shirt – Women’s

Review: Arc’teryx Satoro AR long sleeve zip-up shirt – Women’s

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review. I’m writing this from mile 1716 on the PCT, where I’m currently in a love affair with Verified: good for ice

Aug 8, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
One month on trail: What worked, what didn’t

One month on trail: What worked, what didn’t

Night hiking out of Gatlinburg. Well, it's been a solid one month on trail for me.  I hiked out from Springer on March 31 and got into Damascus yesterday May...

May 3, 2016 : Dawn Webster