Woman in front of a purple wall wearing a colorful windbreaker jacket

Beating the Heat: Choosing Windbreakers in Hot Weather

There is no denying that windbreakers are a popular choice for outdoor activities, but have you ever ...

A man wearing a dry Zpacks Goose Down jacket standing by the trail.

Test Your Limits: Can Your Down Jacket Survive a Drizzle?

When you’re out in the wilderness, you want to be able to rely on your gear to ...

Woman hiking alone, waiting on a road to catch a hitch

Starting Out Alone: A First Timers Guide to Thru-Hiking

Are you itching to get out of the house and explore nature? Whether it’s your first time ...

Two backpackers finding a room for the night in a hostel

Thru-Hiking vs Backpacking: The Difference Explained

Are you an adventure seeker looking to hit the trails but unsure where to start? Perhaps you’ve ...

Image showcasing the Appalachian Mountain range

It’s All About Miles – Planning for a Long-Distance Trip

Are you an avid hiker looking for an adventure of a lifetime? Do you dream of challenging ...

A big puddle in the middle of the trail leads to issues being consistenly damp.

Hot & Wet: Uncovering “Trench Foot” Dangers on Trail

As outdoor enthusiasts, we all know that hiking trails can be unpredictable, from sudden weather changes to ...

Zpacks Duplex on a grassy bald

Zpacks Duplex: Is It A Good Investment For Thru-Hikers?

Are you looking for a lightweight tent that can handle any adventure? The Zpacks Duplex is one ...

What is a trail name, we discuss how they come about and ways to get a perfect one

Becoming You: Do Thru-Hikers Choose Their Own Trail Name?

Hiking and backpacking are two of the most popular outdoor activities enjoyed by people all over the ...

Down feathers on a table showing how fine the mix is between down and feather

Duck Down vs Goose Down: Thru-Hiker Guide To The Difference

Are you considering a thru-hike and getting overwhelmed trying to decide which pieces of gear you need? ...

Tent with poles and fully free standing allowing for easy movement and perfect site selection without dissassembly

Freestanding Tents: Why Thru-Hikers Tend To Avoid Them

Are you planning a thru-hike and looking for the perfect gear to make your journey as comfortable ...

Man hiking up a trail with his orange backpack

Fight the Friction: Understand the Issue of “Monkey Butt”

Are you an avid thru-hiker, looking for ways to reduce discomfort during those long trail days? If ...

Lone Star tick on a finger showing the size and dangers ticks present

Beware Tick Issues: Can Ticks Bite Through Leggings?

Are you worried about ticks when it comes to hiking in tall grasses and where ticks live? ...

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