Backpacking Gear Guides & ReviewsHere you'll find in-depth guides on shelters, sleeping bags and more. You'll also find reviews of individual products
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…
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…
This post is designed to go hand in hand with my recently released video review of the Big Agnes Orno UL 0F Sleeping bag. Be sure to check out the video. It’s late June 2017 and the next day we’re heading out. Four to five months of hiking through some..
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.
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..
Howdy! This is my review of the Altra Running trail running shoes and a little info on hiking footwear for the Appalachian Trail. Many people believe it’s necessary to wear big heavy boots when out hiking, this is simply not true. The only benefit of using boots..
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..
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
Next up for review Is my Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt. This is the quilt that I used on my 2015 Thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. It’s probably my favorite