Ultralight

2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Gear List Last year on my AT thru hike, I became aware of quite a few tweaks that I wanted to make to my gear set up. After...

May 16, 2017 : Puma
Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

The masterminds behind SWD: Stitch and Good Lady The Ultralight Backpacking industry’s future began to change in January of 2016, when Brandon McIntyre (Stitch) and Ashley Thick (Good Lady)

May 5, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
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 (Moonshine)
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