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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Connecting Life with Minimalist Hiking

    Gossamer Gear | Feb 10, 2015

    "How do you wash your clothes?" is one of the most frequent questions I get asked, closely followed by "Where do you ...

  6. DIY Chew-Proof Bear Bag

    Gossamer Gear | Jan 26, 2015

    Four years ago when fellow hiker Lee Fields and I were preparing to do a long distance hike on the AT, I ran across a...

  7. Tips for Keeping a Trail Journal

    Gossamer Gear | Jan 19, 2015

    Keeping a trail journal is one of the time-honored traditions in the hiking community. It serves as a personal diary ...