Backpacking gear on the cheap. If you are new to backpacking and/or on a budget, here is a complete gear list for less than $300. Updated Jan 2017.
Sometimes it is bemoaned how lightweight gear is not used more. But it is. The longer view just has to be taken.
A quick overview of the Continental Divide Trail for planning purposes. Updated November 2016.
A quick and dirty guide to the Appalachian Trail. Hopefully, makes planning a long hike on the AT a bit less daunting and a little easier. Updated March 2017.
A quick and dirty overview for transitioning from a traditional backpacker to a lighter weight backpacker. Chart to compare and contrast weights and prices,too
An overview of backpacking stove types with their pluses and minuses. No such thing a the “best stove”…just what is best for YOU!
A primer I wrote for people new to backpacking. With a beginners backpacking gear list, too.
Hike My Hike, Damn it! The one true, correct and absolute way to hike. My way.
A review of the GoLite Tumalo rain jacket.
When backpacking, a cook pot should be simple. Something light, large enough to boil water, compact and gets the job done. Go to an REI or similar store and you