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Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

The end of my backpacking season is usually marked by a bag full of spent fuel canisters. Recycling centers often don't know what to do with them, most gear outfitters...

Jun 14, 2021 : Dan Purdy
Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A father and son were found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Boonsboro, MD on Friday morning in an apparent murder-suicide, according to Maryland State Police. Authorities identified the victim

Jun 11, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Tips for Hiking Scotland’s West Highland Way

Tips for Hiking Scotland’s West Highland Way

Last winter we reviewed Saoirse “Story” Ibargüen’s favorite gear for an AT thru-hike. This time, Story is going trans-Atlantic to provide you with some tips on how to hike Scotland's...

Jun 10, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
Houdini Come Along Wind Jacket Review

Houdini Come Along Wind Jacket Review

The humble wind jacket is one of my favorite layers.  While it won’t replace a full-on rain jacket for wet weather protection, this versatile garment excels across a wide variety...

Jun 10, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Backpacker Radio 108 | Weezer & Dirty Avocado on the Arizona Trail

Backpacker Radio 108 | Weezer & Dirty Avocado on the Arizona Trail

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by recurring guest, Steph Lotus aka Weezer, and her good pal, Dirty Avocado, as the duo recently...

Jun 9, 2021 : Elise Ott
Walking Distance #08 | Emily Ford

Walking Distance #08 | Emily Ford

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Emily Ford, the first woman and person of color...

Jun 8, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Over the past few years, Inov-8 has earned itself a reputation for creating some of the most rugged trail runners and hiking boots on the market. The company achieved this...

Jun 8, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
Portion of AT in Cherokee NF Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity

Portion of AT in Cherokee NF Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity

A stretch of the Appalachian Trail in northern Tennessee near the Virginia border has been closed to camping "due to multiple reports of aggressive bear activity and evidence of bears...

Jun 7, 2021 : Kelly Floro
The Best Backpacking Baselayers of 2021

The Best Backpacking Baselayers of 2021

The best backpacking baselayers wick sweat and regulate temperature for superior next-to-skin comfort. This is one gear category you don't need to overthink—although they vary from one garment to the

Jun 7, 2021 : The Editors
Losing Light: Joe McConaughy’s Long Trail FKT Documentary

Losing Light: Joe McConaughy’s Long Trail FKT Documentary

On June 10, 2020, in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy set the self-supported Fastest Known Time on Vermont's 273-mile Long Trail (4 days, 23 hours,...

Jun 7, 2021 : Brandon Chase