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Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

The variety of options for backcountry food is mind boggling. With so much to choose from, hikers could fuel with a different diet, brand, or strategy every week of a...

Oct 10, 2017 : The Editors
Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Hammock

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Hammock

I finished my thru hike this year, starting at Springer Mountain on March 12th and summiting Katahdin on August 30th. Before that, I had exactly one night of sleep in the...

Oct 7, 2017 : Rhys Hora
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Micro McIII Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Micro McIII Sleeping Bag

www.seatosummitusa.com  Image from Sea to Summit   Circumstances of Review I tried the Micro McIII on multiple car camping and backpacking trips in the areas surrounding Vail and

Sep 29, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Katabatic Gear Onni 65L

Gear Review: Katabatic Gear Onni 65L

Basic Specs: Onni 65L by Katabatic Gear​​ is a backpacker's dream come true. The best part? This pack is incredibly lightweight coming in close to a pound and half. ​...

Sep 27, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Perfect Fit : A Look at Design and Marketing of Women’s Packs

Perfect Fit : A Look at Design and Marketing of Women’s Packs

Women have always been going in the woods to hike and explore. Some of the most inspiring hikers have been women, especially in times when it was not embraced as...

Sep 22, 2017 : Hannah Storrs
A Review of My Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

A Review of My Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

In my attempt to lighten my pack and gain some much needed head room, I decided to sell my This was my first experience with a tarp tent, and after...

Sep 21, 2017 : Annette
How to Rig A Hammock Gear Tarp

How to Rig A Hammock Gear Tarp

What to do when you open up a brand new other sites, ending up with a lightweight US-made tarp: the video. The first thing you'll need for rigging is some type of...

Sep 13, 2017 : Chris Guynn
Gear Review: Spy Optic Allure Sunglasses

Gear Review: Spy Optic Allure Sunglasses

I have a bad track record with sunglasses. If I don't lose them in record-setting time, I break them in a variety of creative ways. Losing sunglasses is my own fault,...

Aug 24, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

The Copper Spur UL2 Platinum is one of the lightest freestanding two-person tents on the market. With two doors, smart use of pole setup, and the lightest materials available, this is...

Aug 21, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Initial Impressions of the Lightheart Duo Tent

Initial Impressions of the Lightheart Duo Tent

I just bought a Lightheart Gear Duo tent, got it in the mail yesterday and set it up in my backyard for the first time this morning.  Here’s a link...

Aug 17, 2017 : Brian Lewis