The Ultimate PCT Packing List

Headed out on the Pacific Crest Trail? Expert thru-hiker Liz “Snorkel” Thomas breaks down the gear you’ll need. A light shelter will go a long way on the PCT.On a PCT thru-hike, you’ll be spending months with your gear. Pick it wisely, and you’ll have a friend who never lets you down. On the other…

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How to Buy Your First Backpacking Stove

A good backpacking stove will be your dinner date for hundreds of meals. Here’s how to pick the right one. Canister stoves are easy, but don’t always function well in the cold.The time has come. You’re tired of using your mom’s rusty stove from the 1980s, and you’re ready to buy one of your own.…

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The Ultimate Continental Divide Trail Packing List

Gear up for the United States’ toughest long path with these expert picks. On a path as long, high, and remote as the Continental Divide Trail, there is little room for gear errors. For four to six months of walking, CDT thru-hikers have a laundry list of concerns that outpace those of many other long…

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