DCF Tents: What And Why Are They The Best Option

When I started back into backpacking and assembling lighter gear, I never thought about tent fabrics, and ...

Basics, Gear
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Patagonia Nano Puff Vs Micro Puff: Better For A Thru-Hike

When searching for options for a puffy for a thru-hike, many will opt for down-filled jacket choices, ...

Basics, Gear
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12 Reasons Why Merino Wool is the Best Base Layer For Hikes

When choosing your clothing for a thru-hike, there are loads of amazing options available. Now you have ...

Basics, Gear
My Dan Durston X-Mid Pro 2 Person DCF Tent is a single wall tent which will always have condensation buildup

Condensation: Simple Ways to Prevent Tent Moisture Build-Up

Many new long-distance hikers may have never heard of nor experienced heavy condensation in their tents before ...

Basics, Gear
solar power for backpacking

Solar Power: Is It Suitable For Long Distance Backpacking

Are you considering using solar power for a backpacking trip? New hikers frequently mention that it should ...

backpacking in the shelter - building a budget thru hike gear kit

Money Limitation: Quality Thru-Hiking Gear Kit on a Budget

When you are looking to build a budget thru-hike gear kit, you need to find the most ...

Basics, Gear
what is a kula cloth

Kula Cloth: Simple Guaranteed Feminine Hygiene On Trail

If you’ve ever hiked and needed a pee rag, you probably have heard about a Kula Cloth. ...

Basics, Gear
how often to change socks hiking

Thru-Hiker’s Guide to Socks: How to Prepare for Your Trek

When thru-hiking, you will go through a lot of socks. How many pairs of socks you bring ...

Basics, Gear
hammock sleeping pad vs underquilt

Hammock Sleeping Pad vs Underquilts: Which is Right for You?

There are two main types of warmth options available for hammock users, the traditional sleeping pad and ...

Basics, Gear
ultralight hammock setup

Ultimate Resource for Creating a UL Thru-Hike Hammock Kit

When you are looking to thru-hike a trail, regardless of the length you are trying to optimize ...

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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 ...

Basics, Gear

Hammock Straps: Everything You Need to Know to Start Hanging

Looking to buy your first hammock? Chances are you’ll need to purchase some straps too. Hammock straps, ...