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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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Backpacking Tarps: Why They Help You Go Crazy Ultralight

For those who want to be the supreme ultralight backpacker, a backpacking tarp allows you to drop nearly … Read more
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Down Jacket: Simple Decision Will Help Aid a Thru-Hiker

When you begin looking into gear for thru-hiking you quickly realize warmth is a core concern, both when … Read more
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Altra Lone Peak: Why Trail Runners Shouldn’t Be Waterproof

When you begin looking at shoes for your hike, most, like myself, will think that they want waterproof … Read more
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EVA Grip vs Cork: Choosing A Perfect Grip For Months of Use

Hiking, while fun for a weekend, can be a lot tougher to do once you decide to go … Read more
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Amazing Black Friday Hiking Deals For Dropping Gear Weight

If you’re looking for a great way to take advantage of Black Friday, look no further than the … Read more
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Outdoor Vitals: Choosing Amazing Gear and Innovation

Over two years ago, I found Outdoor Vitals; I was searching for gear to start building myself a … Read more
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Gossamer Gear Tents: Choosing Between The One vs. The Two

For someone looking for a high-quality shelter for a thru-hike but at a decent overall cost where Dyneema … Read more
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Hiker Hunger: What and Why You Consume Food On Trail

When you start learning more about long-distance hiking and longer-duration treks as an average hiker, you may hear … Read more