Section Hiking vs. Thru Hiking: What are the Pros and Cons?

Section Hiking vs. Thru Hiking: What are the Pros and Cons?

Korrin Bishop | Aug 02, 2018
When it comes to the long trails, such as the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, or Te Araroa, you've likely he...
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Te Araroa: One Hiker’s Triple-Pronged Method for Completing a Thru-Hike

Te Araroa: One Hiker’s Triple-Pronged Method for Completing a Thru-Hike

Gossamer Gear | Jun 13, 2018
Get tough for Bluff. As I scrawled these words on the wall of the rec room of the Stillwater Holiday Park, I felt lik...
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How To: Pack Your Instagram Gear Layout into the Mariposa

How To: Pack Your Instagram Gear Layout into the Mariposa

Gossamer Gear | May 29, 2018
We all love seeing other people's gear laid out all organized for the pre-packing social media post–Gossamer Gear eve...
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How to Weekend Warrior When You’re Not a Weekend Warrior

How to Weekend Warrior When You’re Not a Weekend Warrior

Korrin Bishop | May 03, 2018
In the age of Instagram, if you haven't summited a mountain, put your feet in the ocean, kayaked three lakes, hiked 2...
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How To: Take Care of Your Awesome Bamboo Backpacking Spoon

How To: Take Care of Your Awesome Bamboo Backpacking Spoon

Korrin Bishop | Nov 16, 2017
Gossamer Gear happens to sell the world's greatest bamboo backpacking spoon. If you haven't made the switch yet, it'...
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Book Review - Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike

Book Review - Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike

Gossamer Gear | Sep 28, 2017
Have you been looking longingly at journals, photos and videos of this year's thru-hikers, wondering what it takes to...
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10 Phases of a Thru Hike

10 Phases of a Thru Hike

Gossamer Gear | Nov 03, 2016
What is a thru hike? Technically, it's a long distance trail end-to-end. The preparation, itinerary, and experience, ...
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Stoveless Cooking: The Crotch Pot

Gossamer Gear | Mar 31, 2016
This third option between stoves and no-cook is the brainchild of Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski. Infrared imag...
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Creating New Year's Resolution Hiking Goals

Gossamer Gear | Dec 27, 2015
Creating goals for a brand new year can be invigorating. It's a great way to create a blank slate and have something ...
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Lightweight Essential Day Hiking Gear

Gossamer Gear | Dec 08, 2015
You may have heard of The Ten Essentials for hiking, but aren't sure exactly what this essential list entails. Learn ...
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Wilderness Backpacking Trip Defined

Gossamer Gear | Nov 16, 2015
If you enjoy hiking, you may find yourself wanting to extend your experience in the great outdoors and go backpacking...
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Guide to Backpacking in the Rain

Guide to Backpacking in the Rain

Gossamer Gear | Nov 09, 2015
If you're interested in backpacking in the rain, here are some expert tips for getting started and even tweaking your...
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