Backpacking

Is Ultralight Backpacking Worth It?

Nobody wants to carry more gear than is necessary on their backpacking trip. I’ve worked really hard to reduce my own backpack weight down to ‘ultralight’ status. It’s been a fun journey of trial and error but I have it very close to perfect – for me. So, is ultralight […]

Does A Bivy Sack Add Warmth?

To save weight on your next backpacking trip you may be considering a bivy sack over a traditional tent. I love the idea of possibly cutting my sleep system weight down but let’s answer some important questions before making the decision. A big one has to do with the elements […]

Is The PCT Crowded?

If you are like me and in the very early stages of planning a PCT thru-hike, then you may be wondering just how many people you will encounter out on the trail. Has the trail become so popular that you may or may not experience true wilderness? Let’s dig into […]

Is Thru-Hiking Lonely?

Thru-hiking is an enamoring yet vigorous, long-distance journey that can take many months of your life to complete. One of your biggest decisions will be if you are going to attempt your hike alone or with a partner/group. The potential adventure lying ahead of you is endless yet there is […]

Are Military Boots Good For Backpacking?

Sturdy, durable, and tough looking – military boots are generally favored by people who are in the military. However, I have found a number of people using them for backpacking and trekking. So, are military boots good for backpacking? Military boots are comfortable and suitable for hiking and backpacking. Especially […]