Planning for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail–that 2,174-mile footpath between Springer Mountain, Georgia, and Maine’s Mt. Katahdin? Great! I highly recommend the journey, which was one of the most soul-satisfying, difficult, wonderful, uncomfortable, inspiring, tiring, exhilarating, challenging, and fun experiences of…

Which Has the Best Insulation? Down vs Synthetic

For outdoor activities in cold weather, nothing keeps you comfortable like an insulated jacket, and the whole concept of camping would be almost impossible without an insulated sleeping bag. The best ones are light to carry, back up small, and…

The Basics: Pack Fitting 101

We've just added a new gear guide to our shopping site. I learned something, so I'm thinking you could too. - Tony Pack Fitting 101 Loosen all straps Fill the backpack with a realistic weight. Loosen all straps. Shoulder the…
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