Backpacking Gear Guides & ReviewsHere you'll find in-depth guides on shelters, sleeping bags and more. You'll also find reviews of individual products
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
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…
The Orno UL from Big Agnes is a bomber 0 degree Fahrenheit sleeping bag, it may be the reason I switch back to a mummy-style sleeping bag. Below is a story about making the switch during my 2017 hike of the Continental Divide Trail.
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..
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..
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..
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
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