Top Games for Thru-hikers

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Playing games while hiking can be a blast.  They can challenge your intellect, make you laugh, distract you, and help you get to know your new friends.  We have put together a list of our top games for thru-hikers. Stinky … Read More

Pick the best Long distance Hiking Shoes for thru-hiking

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Your shoes are one of the most important pieces of gear you will use on a thru-hike.  One thing that always amazed people that we have talked with after our hike was what kind of long-distance hiking shoes we wore.  … Read More

Headlamps, Flashlights, and Lighting For Ultra Light and Lightweight backpacking

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The flashlight is an essential piece of equipment.  Not only for safety but for general use while on the trail.  There are as many different kinds of flashlights out today as there are stars in the sky.  So how do … Read More

Gear Review: Sawyer Squeeze On the PCT

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Long distance backpacking will inevitably involve water purification, this is where the Sawyer Squeeze comes in.  While there are many options available to having drinkable water Sawyer makes a great product that is easy to use, lightweight, and quick.  With … Read More

Desert Hiking Guide

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Desert Hiking is a challenge.  It is important to do everything that you can do to keep yourself safe.  Following these general tips will not only help keep you out of harm’s way but will also improve the quality of … Read More