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Tents Vs. Hammocks

During my thru-hike I started with a tent, switched to a hammock, and ended without a form of shelter.  At the beginning of the trail I had a two-person, 5-pound tent.  I already owned it, and I didn’t want to spend any money on a new shelter.  I carried my 5-pound tent all the way...

Cutting Pack Weight

When shopping for gear, it’s easy to get sucked into buying cool, high-tech stuff that seems like it will be very necessary.  However, before you make any purchases, ask yourself, “Will I absolutely need this?”  If you’re not going to use something...

Me Using My Osprey

Osprey Pack Review

I wanted to talk about how great this pack is.  I used the Osprey Aura 65 on my thru-hike and it did amazing.  There are a few things I look for in a good pack, and this one has them all. Comfort.  This is the number one thing I keep in mind when choosing a pack.  If my pack is...