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Gear Review: Buff Headware

I actually remember the first time I saw someone wearing a Buff about a week before embarking on the Appalachian Trail. Although all of my gear was ready to go, I immediately ordered a Buff when I got home to complete my hiking outfit.… Continue Reading “Gear Review: Buff Headware”

Gear Review: Dirty Girl Gaiters

Sean and I added Dirty Girl Gaiters to our hiking outfit in 2016 when we embarked on our Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. Since then, we don’t hike without them! Practical Have you ever gotten little rocks or sand in your shoes while you’re hiking?… Continue Reading “Gear Review: Dirty Girl Gaiters”

Gear Review: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter On both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, our preferred method of water purification is the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter (full size). This is what I recommend for water treatment to others and what I will continue to… Continue Reading “Gear Review: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter”

Every Ounce Counts – The Importance of Ultralight Backpacking

Three years ago, backpacking gear made my head spin. I was totally lost as I looked over the infinite options for the precious few items I would be bringing with me on my Appalachian Trail thruhike. But over the past few years and 5000… Continue Reading “Every Ounce Counts – The Importance of Ultralight Backpacking”

Gear Review: Thermarest ProLite and NeoAir

ThermaRest ProLite and NeoAir XLite For both the Appalachian Trail (AT) and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Sean and I used Thermarest sleeping pads without complaint. We both used the ProLite model on the AT and upgraded to the NeoAir XLite (NeoAir) for the PCT. Both… Continue Reading “Gear Review: Thermarest ProLite and NeoAir”

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2 For our PCT thru-hike, we decided to go with the very popular Big Agnes (BA) Copper Spur UL2, and we were oh so happy with this decision. We both loved this tent and would highly recommend. (Don’t worry,… Continue Reading “Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2”

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Down Sleeping Quilt

Enlightened Equipment – Enigma For the Pacific Crest Trail, Sean and I used Enlighten Equipment (EE) quilts. We both are absolutely in love with this piece of gear. No need for me to try out other brands, I 100% highly recommend Enlightened Equipment. (And… Continue Reading “Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Down Sleeping Quilt”

Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Windrider Ultralight Pack

This past summer, I used Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s 2400 Windrider Ultralight Pack which I totally and completely fell in love with (currently marked down $50 by the way…). If you are looking for an ultralight backpacking setup, look no further than Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG).… Continue Reading “Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Windrider Ultralight Pack”

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike Gear: Choosing Our Big Three

Well, we’re still about 2 months away from taking our first steps on the Pacific Crest Trail. But, rest assured, almost all of our gear has been selected and purchased. We are very, very excited to be hiking the PCT in ultralight (UL) fashion.… Continue Reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike Gear: Choosing Our Big Three”

Our Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2015 Gear List

This is the final list, weight, and cost of all the things we started with on our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Although we are typically super budget conscious, we realized the importance of investing in our gear. Let’s be honest. Sean is the gear guru. Watching… Continue Reading “Our Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2015 Gear List”

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