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The Ultimate Resource for those looking to Thru-Hike

When you have finally made the decision to take the trek of a lifetime you have thousands of questions, I have worked to build the ultimate resource to help everyone be successful.
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Zpacks Zip Around Sleeping Bag In My Durston X-Mid 2 Pro

Quality Trail Rest: Are Expensive Sleeping Bags Worth Buying?

For a thru-hike, many backpackers will use a mummy or similar style sleeping bag to keep them warm … Read more
My Xmid 2 Pro tent and Roan backpack out in the bampground on a overnight

Thru-Hiking Shelter: How Much Should You Spend on a Tent

Your home on the trail, a tent should be one of your most significant purchase expenses as you … Read more
Dan Durston X-Mid 2 Pro at a campsite low ground view

Good Tents: How Long Should a Tent Last For Thru-Hiking

When you are beginning to look into thru-hiking, most people start to imagine what shelter they should choose. … Read more
Nemo Elite and Gossamer Gear The Two on a grassy section of land.

Tent Anatomy: The Different Parts of a Tent Explained

When you go backpacking, there are a few pieces of equipment that you need to bring with you. … Read more
Merino sheep grazing in the fields of New Zealand

Trail Warmth: Why You Should Wear Merino Wool Clothing

I recently wanted to buy some woolen garments as I planned on going on hiking trips all winter. … Read more
man with a backpack walking down a dirt road

Ultralight Backpacking Basics: Learn to Drop Base Weight

When I started rebuilding my hiker lifestyle and getting back outside, I began by buying backpacking gear that … Read more
Freshly shorn merino wool ready to be processed and cleaned for wool creation.

Wool Clothing: Why Merino Wool Feels Less Itchy When Worn

Merino wool is loved within the hiking and camping communities due to its amazing ability to stay warm … Read more
blue and black alphalite el coyote quilt against a grey gradient background with the thruhiker.co logo

El Coyote Quilts: Cottage Gear Comfort and Performance

There are a great many cottage gear companies in the outdoor space. El Coyote has been creating quality … Read more