The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ground Cloth is a 3.77 oz / 107 g rectangle of green DCF8 Dyneema® Composite Fabric measuring 96 x 52 in / 244 x 132 cm. It's a groundsheet, you know, that thing you put on the ground when you camp to protect your gear from whatever horrors may be strewn about your
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite is the lightest sleeping pad available from Therm-a-Rest and is designed with ultralight backpacking and thru-hikers in mind. It comes in three sizes (small, regular, and large), is made from 15D nylon, has an R-value of 2, and is 2.5 in / 6.5 cm thick. Compared
A Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker's gear list can more or less define them out on the trail. Typically, what "you before the trail" thinks will be best for "you on the trail" don't perfectly align and tweaks are made over the course of the hike to accommodate the newly-found you out on the trail.
I was first introduced to the Thrupack Summit Bum at the end of my Continental Divide Trail thru-hike and it's a real shame I hadn't known about it beforehand. It was as if I had just finished digging an enormous hole (you know, for a body or something) with my hands and along comes some asshole
I've come a long way since my first Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike and my first Pacific Crest Trail gear list. With the exception of my spork, anti-chafe balm, and head net, every piece of gear I now have in my pack is different (this includes my pack). I know I've said it before somewhere, but I'm
If you are going to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and want a serious app dedicated to the PCT, then Guthook's Guide is exactly what you're looking for. The Guthook/Atlas Guides Team went to extraordinary lengths to not only create an excellent app tracing the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail, but
Your Pacific Crest Trail gear list can at times feel like one of your most defining features on the trail. It's been a few years since my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, and I've since learned a lot about what gear works on a thru-hike and what gear is better left at home (or thrown in the garbage).
The bear canister: an essential piece of Pacific Crest Trail equipment that reminds thru-hikers of what they're truly afraid of out in the wilderness - being torn to pieces by a ravenous bear in the middle of their night (but we all there know there's scarier things than bears out there). If you're
Using data from the Pacific Crest Trail survey, I've come up with a list of the best PCT stoves. That is, if you decide to use a stove at all on the PCT (all the cool kids are stoveless). If you're planning a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike and you've told anyone about your crazy plan to cross the