The Down Allergy Sufferers Guide to Down Insulation

For performance gear that offers sufficient warmth while being sufficiently light weight, outdoor enthusiasts turn to down insulation. This could be a problem if you have a down allergy. Or could it? Me and my down allergy, tucked away into my lofty 900 fill power down insulated quilt. Many allergy suffers forgo down insulation because they’re afraid … Read moreThe Down Allergy Sufferers Guide to Down Insulation

Post-PCT Gear List and Review

If you’re thinking of doing a thruhike, especially on the Pacific Crest Trail, you probably have a lot of questions for what to bring and what to buy. And understandably, gear is a big part of any thruhike. Not only is it literally attached to your back, but it’ll be what keeps you alive out there. … Read morePost-PCT Gear List and Review

Pacific Crest Trail Gear List Part II: Clothing

See how the gear below actually performed in our Post-PCT Gear Review. In Part I of our Pacific Crest Trail Gear List, we covered the basic equipment, our backpacks, sleeping accoutrement, and all the things we really need to not die out there- like water and food storage. Because the Pacific Crest Trail wanders through … Read morePacific Crest Trail Gear List Part II: Clothing

Our Pacific Crest Trail Gear List Part I: Equipment

See how the gear below actually performed in our Post-PCT Gear Review. Now that we’ve announced our plans to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, let’s talk about what’s really important here: What stuff do we need to buy? As we’ve discovered with our research for the Pacific Crest Trail, “gear” is a loose term that … Read moreOur Pacific Crest Trail Gear List Part I: Equipment

Essential Weekend Backpacking Gear

Weekend backpacking is a great way to spend your time outside the office. It’s a way to decompress from the stress of everyday life increasingly dominated by multitasking and constant technological interruptions. It’s a way to experience nature close to home. It’s a way to challenge yourself, mentally and physically. I’ve already written a post … Read moreEssential Weekend Backpacking Gear

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