The Columbia OutDry Extreme Wyldwood Shell Jacket is a lightweight shell for hiking, backpacking, and staying dry outdoors. It features Columbia's OutDry Extreme fabric (as the name suggests), billed as "An impenetrable, first-of-its-kind external membrane combined with an inner layer of soft
While completing the Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Survey, hikers share the moment(s), if ever, they were in a situation where they felt they were in legitimate danger or when they were legitimately afraid. The Pacific Crest Trail tests mental, physical, and emotional endurance. Hikers don't get the
The Luno Life Front Cab Air Mattress is an innovative solution to adding or expanding a van's sleeping area. I have the Front Cab Air Mattress for a 2023 Sprinter van, but the mattress is available for Ford, Ram, Winnebego, and Mercedes-Benz vans. It's a two-piece inflatable system that uses a
In the second installment of this year's John Muir Trail Hiker Survey, we dive into gear for hiking the JMT. John Muir Trail gear lists vary wildly between hikers, and (spoiler alert) finding a perfect JMT gear list is impossible. That said, we can try. I’ve organized this in a way that I hope
In the third installment of the Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hiker Survey, we cover what's probably the biggest (perceived) logistical issue on the CDT: resupply. After hikers get their gear sorted, questions surrounding resupply become the object of CDT hiker fascination. What is CDT resupply?
In the second installment of this year's Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hiker Survey, we dive into gear for hiking the CDT. Continental Divide Trail gear lists vary wildly between hikers, and (spoiler alert) finding a perfect CDT gear list is impossible. That said, we can try. I've organized this
The Continental Divide Trail Hiker Survey is distributed to CDT hikers at the end of the hiking season every year to capture a snapshot of the year’s class and provide a useful resource to future CDT hikers and recreators. The Survey is now in its seventh year, and I would like to
The third installment of the Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Survey covers the PCT's biggest (perceived) logistical issue: resupply. After hikers get their gear sorted, questions surrounding resupply become the object of PCT hiker fascination and internet probing. What is PCT resupply? It's the