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..
Picking up lightweight backpacking gear on a budget can be tough. If you’re outfitting yourself with lighter gear you’ll soon realize costs add up. In this post, I’m going to give you a bunch of tips to lighten your load without breaking the bank.
Your ultralight backpacking sleep system is the most important factor in keeping you warm on a trip. In this post I’m going over all the important elements
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
Thru-Hiking the Continental Divide Trail was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. This is my advice for future Continental Divide Trail hikers.
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
In this post I’m going to show you how to stop blisters from forming and teach you the best way to deal with them if it’s already too late. Getting blisters when backpacking and hiking is a pretty miserable experience. It hurts, it slows you down and..
Using a sit pad for hiking is a fairly common practice. I decided to come up with 10 Uses for a sit pad on a backpacking trip to show you how useful they can be. I’ll also talk about what sit pad I use out on the trail.
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…
Thru-hiking is an evolutionary process. I thought I knew it all when I headed out on the Appalachian Trail in 2015, but experience is the best teacher and I learned a lot. On the Continental Divide Trail in 2017 I faced a very different set of challenges but managed to “embrace the brutality” and learned even more.