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People Tend to Pack Their Fears and Other People’s Fears Too

It happens every year. Thousands attempt to thru-hike the PCT, AT, or CDT. All have good intention of completing. By mile 20, and often sooner, many, if not most, are smacked right between the eyes with the big question of

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Teva Arrowood Trail Shoe Review

When I received the call for a new project lasting two and a half months, I decided to get myself a new pair of shoes able to last the long twelve to thirteen hour days. More than anything, I needed

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60 Mile Backpacking Trip Gear Rundown

As some of you are aware, this past weekend I completed a 60 mile backpacking trip along the PCT Section C. Originally, this trip was supposed to have started in Big Bear, adding 30 miles, but due to some unforeseen

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How to Choose the Right Backpack

Backpacking season is in full swing, with many folks being on the trail since March and April, en route to completing their thru-hikes. Some of these folks are seasoned hiking veterans and have dialed in their packs for maximum carry efficiency and load, while others are learning along the way, tweaking and changing as they go along. A few things to keep in mind before buying your pack will help prevent you from tweaking, changing, and wasting money on a pack which is ill fitting and painful to carry.

Choose your gear before you choose your pack.

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