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Gear

Review: Pa’lante Packs Simple Backpack

This year I’ve had the great pleasure to carry a new pack! For my thru hike of the 4,800mi Eastern Continental Trail, I took a chance on a new company, and purchased the Simple by Pa’lante …

Final gear list for the ECT

Check out this gear… in video form! Youtube This is what I’m carrying on the Eastern Continental Trail. I’m starting in Quebec in July, and will probably be done with the first leg of the trip, …

To trekking pole, or not to trekking pole

If my trekking poles were to break, I wouldn’t replace them. I would leave them behind. This was the unpopular answer to a question about using trekking poles on my upcoming thru hike. Unpopular because a …

The wonders of no cook meals and going stoveless

If you’ve ever been backpacking you more than likely carried a portable stove, but have you ever thought about leaving that at home? 2 years ago I did, and since then never looked back. The …

What I’ll be carrying on the Appalachian Trail and Florida Trail

(This has been updated) In 2012 I set off on the Appalachian trail for a section hike with a backpack weighing in the range of 60-70lbs. This was one of my first real backpacking experiences… …