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Basics, Gear

Crocs on Thru-Hikes: Near Perfect Lightweight Choice

For many hikers, the choice of a camp shoe is relatively far down the path of gear ...

Basics, Gear
hiker on a wood plank walkway with gear loaded enjoying the sunshine

Thru-Hiking: Learning Gear and Not Breaking the Bank

How much does hiking gear cost for a thru-hike? This is a question that many people ask ...

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UGQ Bandit vs EE Revelation: Customizing for Thru-Hikes

There are many cottage companies that make quilts that are suited for a long-distance thru-hike, today I ...

Basics, Gear

Camp Shoe 101: Basics to Efficient Foot Care on the Trail

After a long day on the trail, what’s the first thing you do? If you’re like most ...

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Bear Canisters: Are They Smell Proof & Other Details

Do you need to worry about bears when camping or hiking? For the most part, no. However, ...

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Thru-Hike Tent Materials: Silpoly vs Silnylon vs DCF

There are many materials that can be used to make a tent. In this blog post, we ...

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The Great Tent Debate: Free Vs Semi Vs Non-Freestanding

You’ve decided to go on an epic journey. You’re going to hike for miles through rugged terrain, ...

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Tent Stakes: Why Most High-Quality Tents Avoid Stakes

If you’ve been shopping for a higher-end thru-hiking tent, then the chances are good that it may ...

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Thru-Hiker Clothing: What Gear to Wear on the Trail

It can be difficult to know what hiking apparel you should take on the trail with you. ...

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Dan Durston X-Mid 2P and the open tent vestibule holding the DD40 Liter backpack from Dan Durston

Tent Vestibules: Gear Storage With Living Area on Trail

When you are looking at a tent for a thru-hike you need to have some additional criteria ...

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Lanshan 2P Shelters: How To Decide on Standard Versus Pro

Finding the right Lanshan 2 can be a challenge. Lanshan 2 is the most popular ultralight tent ...

Basics, Gear

Sleeping Bag Liners: What Are They, How to Use & Warmth

A sleeping bag or backpacking quilt is used to keep you warm when out on the trail, ...