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 …

Walking a (Thousand) Miles in My Shoes

To start off feet week, I’m going to repost my Altra Lone Peak review. Your feet are your most important tool for hiking long distances, so it seemed like the best place to start. Taking care of your feet is essential, and one part of that is choosing the right shoe for the job. I …

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 …