Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.
—Bears

Updated gear list now available. You can access it on google docs and take it with you!

Backpacking gear selection is very personal and always a work-in-progress. I own a variety of packs, bags, tents, mats and clothing and have been known to switch mid-hike when one bit of kit didn’t quite work out as planned. That being said, I include my pack list to help you with your own sorting out of gear. Keep in touch and let me know how it goes or if you have any questions.


There is an expression among even the most advanced runners that getting your shoes on is the hardest part of
Blistex Lip Vibrance has been my go to lip protection since I discovered it seven years ago walking the John
Here’s something I get asked a lot – How the heck do you wash your down quilt or sleeping bag?
Quick, what is the most important activity on a thru-hike?If you answered, “Hike,” give that reader a Kewpie doll. But,
Except for extra pairs of socks, undies and camp clothes that double as layers on cold days, there’s really no
If you’re going to be outdoors for any significant amount of time, you are going to eventually get wet and