Determine How Long to Hike a Mile: Tips and Tricks

Determine How Long to Hike a Mile: Tips and Tricks

Gossamer Gear | Nov 05, 2015
Many variables can impact your personal pace for hiking a mile. Learn more about how to plan your hikes accordingly.
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Simply Start Lightweight Backpacking

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...
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How to Choose the Right Ultralight Backpack: Top 5 Packs

How to Choose the Right Ultralight Backpack: Top 5 Packs

Gossamer Gear | Sep 10, 2015
Picking a new lightweight backpack can be a daunting task. We help you compare five of our most popular options.
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Easily Size and Fit a Backpack: Your Ultimate How-To Guide

Easily Size and Fit a Backpack: Your Ultimate How-To Guide

Gossamer Gear | Jul 20, 2015
Have a more enjoyable backpacking experience by selecting a pack that fits you just right.
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When Hikers Become Social Media Rock Stars

Gossamer Gear | Jun 22, 2015
Before Facebook, Instagram and blogging, it was fairly easy to disappear into the wilderness, choosing to share or n...
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Vegan Backpacking In Town Food Guide

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...
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Vegan Backpacking Food Ideas for Every Meal on the Trail

Vegan Backpacking Food Ideas for Every Meal on the Trail

Gossamer Gear | May 25, 2015
There is no need to sacrifice the quality of your snacking while on trail simply because you're vegan.
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3 Tips for Reducing Backpack Weight

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...
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Don't just Focus on a Backpacking Gear List

Don't just Focus on a Backpacking Gear List

Gossamer Gear | May 11, 2015
Whether I'm pumping trail miles, soaking it all in, or exploring the off-trails, my trips are always about gaining in...
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Skills and Techniques for the Arizona Trail

Skills and Techniques for the Arizona Trail

Gossamer Gear | Apr 22, 2015
To experience the splendor of the desert in bloom, you must adapt to the scarcity of water The Arizona Trail (AZT) w...
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Pooping in the Woods while Hiking

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...
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Inflate A Sleeping Pad With A Trash Compactor Bag

Inflate A Sleeping Pad With A Trash Compactor Bag

Gossamer Gear | Mar 30, 2015
Lightweight backpacking is about making the most out of the gear you bring with you. Finding multiple uses for your g...
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