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  1. 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...

  2. Determine How Long to Hike a Mile

    Gossamer Gear | Nov 05, 2015

    How long does it take to hike a mile? While there are many variables involved, it takes the average person 30 minutes...

  3. Simply Start Lightweight Backpacking

    Gossamer Gear | Oct 20, 2015

    Do you dream of hiking down the trail with less effort? Has backpacking been more of a task than a joy? Are you a beg...

  4. Choosing the Right Ultralight Backpack

    Gossamer Gear | Sep 10, 2015

    Deciding on the best Gossamer Gear lightweight backpack for your time in the backcountry can be a daunting task. When...

  5. Easily Size and Fit a Backpack

    Gossamer Gear | Jul 20, 2015

    Ever wondered how to properly size and fit a backpack? Purchasing a new backpack can help you get in more miles and e...

  6. Vegan Backpacking In Town Food Guide

    Gossamer Gear | Jun 01, 2015

    The real challenge for a vegan backpacker is being stuck in town and the only restaurant option is a local diner with...

  7. Lots of Vegan Backpacking Food Ideas

    Gossamer Gear | May 25, 2015

    Fritos, Nutter Butters, Oreos, Ritz Crackers, Kellogg's Unfrosted Pop-Tarts, Cracker Jacks, Sour Patch Kids… the list...

  8. 3 Tips for Reducing Backpack Weight

    Gossamer Gear | May 18, 2015

    As an employee at Mountain Crossings, a huge part of my job is to tear through all the possessions of Appalachian Tra...

  9. Pooping in the Woods while Hiking

    Gossamer Gear | Apr 06, 2015

    Ever wondered how to poop in the woods while hiking? Everybody poops, and everybody who enjoys the backcountry has pr...