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Backpacking Gear Guides & Reviews

Here you'll find in-depth guides on shelters, sleeping bags and more. You'll also find reviews of individual products
10 of the Best Puffy Jackets for Ultralight Backpacking

10 of the Best Puffy Jackets for Ultralight Backpacking

I’ve put together this article of the best puffy jackets because it’s such a critical piece of clothing when ultralight backpacking. A good puffy jacket is not cheap but you’ll be spending a lot of time in it.

The Best Clothes For Hiking (A Comprehensive Guide)

The Best Clothes For Hiking (A Comprehensive Guide)

This post is all about the best clothes for hiking. Whether you’re going out for a couple of nights or you’re planning a thru-hike. I’ve hiked over 5000 miles in the past four years. Including the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail.

6 of the Best Backpacking Jackets in 2020 (Stay Dry on the Trail)

6 of the Best Backpacking Jackets in 2020 (Stay Dry on the Trail)

In this post, I’m sharing 6 of the best backpacking rain jackets in 2020. I’ll discuss all the important features you should be looking for in a good rain jacket. Getting soaked on a backpacking trip is not only miserable but can be downright dangerous.

The Best Cameras For Hiking

The Best Cameras For Hiking

Choosing the best cameras for hiking will enable you to take photos that stand the test of time. You don’t need to go out and spend thousands of dollars on a camera to take great hiking photos. With the tips and recommendations below, you can capture…

The Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents and Shelters

The Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents and Shelters

In this article, I’m going in-depth on ultralight backpacking tents and shelters and giving you some of my top recommendations. A good ultralight tent or shelter is one of the most important pieces of gear we carry and deserves a lot of consideration.

Ultralight Backpacking Cooking Gear – Everything You Need to Know

Ultralight Backpacking Cooking Gear – Everything You Need to Know

A hot meal at the end of a long hiking day makes carrying the weight of cook gear well worth it. In this article, I’m covering all the components of ultralight backpacking cooking gear and giving you some of my top recommendations. Whether you’re attempting a..

Ultralight Backpacking Knife  – How to Choose One and What I Carry

Ultralight Backpacking Knife – How to Choose One and What I Carry

I like knives, I own a lot. I use many different types and sizes on a regular basis. For an ultralight backpacking knife, I have specific requirements that need to be met before I consider adding the weight to my pack. When I’m going on an ultralight backpacking

Blackrock Gear Down Hat Review

Blackrock Gear Down Hat Review

The Blackrock Gear Original is an ultralight goose down option when you need serious warmth for your noggin.  Blackrock Gear provided me with the down hat for testing on my thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail in 2017. After using it every day on the hike

Best Socks for Thru-Hiking – Who Makes Them?

Best Socks for Thru-Hiking – Who Makes Them?

Choosing the best socks for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail or any major hike is something that deserves careful consideration. I’ve talked about my go-to hiking shoes, but never what socks I use. So, in this post, I’m going to go over what I look for…

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I’m Paul “Pie” Ingram a British dude living in Finland who hikes all over the world. I love helping people to get out and hike by writing articles on backpacking skills and ultralight gear.. Read More

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