Gear Review: Sea to Summit Flame UL Women’s 15-Degree Sleeping Bag

Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. The Sea to Summit / Flame UL Women’s (15°) is a warm, ultralight mummy bag. There are no unnecessary features like mat attachments or extra zippers. Instead, it is made of high-quality down and lightweight, water-resistant fabric meant to keep you warm, […]

Food Review: Packit Gourmet Homemade Backpacking Meals

Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. Packit Gourmet started as a way to feed Debbie and Jeff Mullins’s family during outdoor adventures. They then turned their backcountry culinary skills into a family-owned and operated business. They sell backpacking meals out of their family home near Austin, TX. Details Price: Meals range […]

Darn Tough vs. Injinji Toe Socks [Gear Review]

I like to joke that I have Hobbit feet (minus the hair, luckily), because I have feet that are very small, but extremely wide. This was only emphasized on my PCT hike because hiker feet expand as a result of the absurd quantity of time that you spend walking. So keep that in mind as […]

Announcing: Feet Week

This week I am going to be talking about feet! There is lots to consider about taking care of your feet, so I have a whole week of posts including gears reviews and advice. The schedule is below, and I’ll update this page with links to each post as they are completed. Monday       […]

Sleeping System – Gear Review

The day after bagging my first peak on the Pacific Crest Trail, my sleeping pad acquired a slow leak. I didn’t realize until I woke up in the middle night flat on the rocky ground and wildly uncomfortable. I re-inflated it, only to wake up a little later on the ground again. I got next to […]