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Granite Gear Crown VC 60 Review

I bought my Granite Gear Crown VC 60 last year because I wanted to lighten my base weight. This pack seemed to be a good option for easing into the world of ultra-light backpacking. I used it for four months last summer while working along the Appalachian Trail as a ridge runner, then...

Hennessy Hammock Review

This past spring, I ordered a Hennessy Hammock Hyperlite Asym Zip. My job as a ridge runner in Connecticut and Massachusetts has me camping on the trail more nights that not. I previously used an ENO hammock, but I wanted to upgrade to a better backpacking setup. I have been using my...

Buff Review

Occasionally, people ask me what one piece of gear I always take on my outdoor trips. We all have that one item we feel compelled to always have in our pack. My one item I can’t live without is my merino wool Buff. I bought a Buff last spring because I was going on a bike trip and I...

Reading on the Trail

I’ve heard lots of talk in forums asking questions like, “Should I bring a Kindle on my hike?” and “Will I have time to read?” While the hikertrash lifestyle is much more laid back than the day-to-day world, you won’t exactly have hours of leisure time...

Clothes For the Appalachian Trail

When choosing clothes for the trail, try to be as selective as possible.  You don’t want to have too many articles of clothing, but you want them to be sufficient.  The clothes you have with you will vary, depending on the time of year. Clothes For the Whole Hike •A rain jacket.  It...