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Nitecore NB10000: Best Option For Power on a Thru-Hike

For anyone looking for power on the trail, there are hundreds and more options for a power bank that you can choose to bring with you including the Nitecore NB10000. While Anker may be the bigger and most common name in travel power packs, Nitecore has built the NB10000 which is the best-performing ultralight performance …

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Is It Truly Possible to Hike the AT Without Camping?

If you’re looking to hike the Appalachian Trail but are not a huge camper may wonder if it is possible to hike the entire trail without camping with a traditional shelter system? Technically yes, you could definitely build a plan to hike shelter to shelter and stay without the need for a traditional campsite. While …

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Complete Starter Guide to Clothing on the Appalachian Trail

When you go on an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, what clothes do you carry versus what clothing do you wear? Do you keep one specific set of clothing for daily hiking and one for sleeping, or is there a need for multiple hiking clothes items? And what about when the weather is unpredictable- do you bring …

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Water Carry: Plan and Treat Water on the Appalachian Trail

It will come as no surprise to anyone that water is the most vital need on the trail, while the Appalachian Trail offers far more access to water than other trails understanding when you need to carry more water and when it needs to be cleaned are vital knowledge to maximizing your enjoyment. On the …

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Appalachian Trail: Choosing the Best Time to Start a Thru-Hike

When it comes to thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, there is no one perfect time to start. Everyone’s situation is different, and there are a number of factors that come into play when making the decision. But with that said, here are a few things to consider when choosing the best time to start your Appalachian …

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Hammock Quilts: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Choose

When you’re looking for a lighter, more versatile sleeping bag option, a hammock topquilt is a perfect choice. Also known as a top quilt, this type of sleep system lays on top of you in your hammock and provides insulation and comfort while you sleep, so what is a hammock top quilt? A top quilt …

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12 Best US Beginner Hikes To Grow Your Thru-Hiking Passion

So you want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (or any other long trail)? Fantastic! But where does a first-time thru-hiker start? For beginners, there is really only one of the triple crown trails that best aligns with your ability and gear – the Appalachian Trail. From there, a wide range of shorter trail options open …

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Zero Days: Managing Resupply and Gear on Days Off

When you’re out on a long-distance hike, it’s important to plan for zero days, everyone eventually needs a break to get washed up, clean clothing, and refill food and fuel for the next leg of their hike. Zero days are important for overall body recovery and recuperation from the work and beatings they have taken. …

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