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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
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…

Bedrock Sandals Review – Classics vs Cairn Pro’s

Bedrock Sandals Review – Classics vs Cairn Pro’s

In this review, I’m going to be comparing two models of Bedrock Sandals, The Classics, and The Cairn Pros. I’m a big proponent of the “barefoot movement” and try to spend as much time as possible without anything on my feet. This often isn’t practical so…

Shamma Mountain Goats Review – Barefoot Sandal Greatness

Shamma Mountain Goats Review – Barefoot Sandal Greatness

Shamma Mountain Goats are a great option if you’re looking for a solid “Barefoot Sandal”. In this review, I go through all the features. As I’ve mentioned before in previous blog posts and Youtube Videos I’m a big proponent of the barefoot movement.

ZPacks Accessories Review  

ZPacks Accessories Review

This is a review of some of the Zpacks accessories I used on my 2015 thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Z Packs are a small cottage backpacking company based out of Melbourne, Florida. They make all their gear from Cuben Fibre (recently renamed..

Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis Tent Review

Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis Tent Review

This is my review of the Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis, the tent that I used on my 2015 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. The Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis is a one-man,  single-walled tarp that setups in a pyramid style. The Tent pitches using a single..

ULA OHM 2.0 Review – Best Backpack for the Appalachian Trail?

ULA OHM 2.0 Review – Best Backpack for the Appalachian Trail?

This is my review of the excellent ULA OHM 2.0, this is the pack I used on my 2015 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Some quick stats on the ULA OHM 2.0: – The pack weighs just over two pounds – It has 63 liters of volume – It costs 210 US Dollars

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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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