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Tent Weight: What Is A Good Weight For Thru-Hiking Use?

Your shelter on a thru-hike needs to be as lightweight as possible while providing you quality protection for all weather you can encounter. When getting your gear for a thru-hike you need to look at what is a good backpacking tent weight. You want your tent to be under two pounds if possible, though a …

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Weight Loss: Why Thru-Hiking Causes Pure Chaos In Your Body

When you decide to take a long-distance hike many may be happy to lose a few but there are issues that can occur. Thru-hike weight loss is a real concern for many who start lean and mean but it can also impact the more heavy set in ways they never expect. Thru-hikers burn crazy calories, …

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Carbon vs Aluminum: Choosing Your Trekking Pole Material

Choosing trekking poles is often a hard choice for new hikers. Do you want the lightest weight? The most durable? The cheapest? In this article, we’re going to focus on carbon fiber vs aluminum trekking poles to help make your decision easier. The main difference is their durability and weight, with carbon fiber being far …

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Tenting Skills: How To Anchor A Shelter In The Desert Sand

While setting up camp in loose sand is a relatively limited skill in general across thru-hiking trails, there is plenty of care to do this right for the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail at a minimum, so let’s discuss how to anchor a tent in the sand and ensure a good nights …

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Cold Soaking: Ultimate Ramen Guide To Taste And Variation

There are many people who are growing to love and enjoy cold soaking foods on the trail, ramen is maybe the biggest option many choose to bring but using their flavor salt bomb can get old over time. When looking to pre-pack your meals when leaving or when you hit the grocery or Dollar General …

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Bear Bag: Simple Beginners Guide to Hanging Methods on Trail

For many looking to start their thru-hiking trips have never heard of bear bags let alone done a bear bag hang. While there are many videos on YouTube most really avoid showing the process and thought behind it and are more just throwing randomly and calling it good. The thing about bear bags is they …

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