Best Ultralight Headlamp for Backpacking

Finding the best ultralight headlamp for backpacking is no easy task. When looking for several headlamps over the years, I have been amazed by the sheer amount of different lighting options out there. Deciding the right headlamp depends on many factors that will be based on your preferences. Rechargeable or

Trans Catalina Trail – An Experiment in Stupid Light.

Trans Catalina Trail is a definitely a bucket list trail. It meets plenty of check boxes. It has beautiful scenery, easily accessible, and short at 40 miles. For me, it was a perfect summer trip because I live 10 minutes from the boat that takes you there. This trip is

Top 5 Tips for 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers

Thru Hiker season on the Appalachian Trail has begun with more and more people setting off every day. If it’s your first time here, I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017 and these are some of the top tips I learned and think you would find useful. 5. Listen

Melanzana Microgrid Hoodie Review: What’s with the hype?

Melanzana is a company based out of Leadville, Colorado. They are most well known for their lack of available stock and of course, microgrid hoodie. The company is struggling to keep up with demand as popularity soars around their products specifically the Melanzana Microgrid Hoodie. I had the chance to

Dealing with Post Hike Depression and Life After the Trail.

You finished, touched that sign on Katahdin or maybe a different landmark to symbolize the end of your thru hike. Thousands of miles walking through states, seasons, rain and more than can ever be summed up in a few words. You felt emotions you didn’t even know you had and

Every Ounce Counts – 9 Ultralight Backpacking Tips

Modern day thru-hikers are traversing thousands of miles on foot through remote wilderness areas with little to nothing in their packs and making it look easy.  They travel fast, ultralight, and as a result, sustain less injuries and better preserve their bodies. Becoming ultralight isn’t challenging, however it does require some research

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Review

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

There are sleeping pads that weigh everywhere from a few ounces to a few pounds. When I got into backpacking I thought it would be worthwhile to get a thick inflatable pad that would be puncture resistant and very comfortable. The pad I initially bought was the Big Agnes Insulated