Backpacking

Paria Sanctuary Siltarp Review

The Paria Sanctuary Siltarps are a series of ultralight budget silicone/PU coated nylon tarps that come in various shapes (square, rectangular, hex and tapered) and sizes. For this review, we tested the lightest and most minimal size, the tapered A-frame tarp. Specs at a Glance Dimensions: 10 feet long by 7 feet wide at the …

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DNA Sequencing Could Help ID Hiker Found Dead in 2018

uthorities and amateur sleuths are hoping cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology will soon provide a breakthrough in the mysterious case of Mostly Harmless, a backpacker who was found dead in his tent on the Florida Trail in July 2018 and remains unidentified to this day. The John Doe initially went by the trail name Denim when he started hiking south on the AT from Harriman State Park in New York 15 months earlier. He later went by the name Mostly Harmless. ...

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200g vs 400g Insulated Winter Hiking Boots: How to Choose

Thinsulate is a very thin but warm synthetic insulation, commonly used to insulate winter hiking boots and winter clothing. It’s available in different grades, commonly referred to as 100g, 200g, 300g, …1000g. Winter hiking boots are usually insulated with 200g or 400g Thinsulate insulation, although some boots are available with 600g insulation. These weights refer …

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Backpacker Radio 85 | Neville Harris of Woods Hole Hostel

n today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Backcountry.com, we are joined by Neville Harris.  Neville is the owner and head honcho at Woods Hole Hostel, commonly regarded as one of the top hostels (if not the top hostel) along the entire Appalachian Trail.  I think the reasoning for this will be readily apparent during our conversation with Neville, as her radiant personality shines through during our chat.  Neville shares a bit about her meditation practice and the impact it’s had on her life, ...

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Gossamer Gear The Two Ultralight Tent Review

I will probably be forever lamenting the fact that I carried a five-pound tent on the JMT. Though I didn’t have much money to spend before the trip, if I had known how much of a difference three pounds could make, I might have skipped the new clothing and gone for a new shelter.
The Gossamer Gear The Two is an ultralight, non-freestanding classic. Weighing in at just under two pounds, I found it extremely easy to set up (with practice) and very cozy at night. ...

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My Time on the River To River Trail

I recently just finished my first thru-hike, the River To River (R2R) Trail in southern Illinois. The R2R is a 157 mile network of hiking trails, equestrian trails, and road walks. The trail stretches from the tiny hamlet of Elizabethtown on the Ohio River–to the town of Grand Tower on the Mississippi River. This trail took nine days for me to complete, and it gave me a taste of what thru-hiking will be like!
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NEW podcast – Cicerone Hiking guidebooks

As publishers of nearly 400 outdoor travel guidebooks, Cicerone Press are a specialist team who love the outdoors and want to inspire and guide you on your next outdoor adventure. In this episode, hosts Amy Hodkin and Hannah Stevenson introduce themselves and speak to Joe Williams about the history of Cicerone, our team of expert …
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