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...
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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 ...
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Solo Hiking Risks and Rewards

Solo Hiking Risks and Rewards

Gossamer Gear | Jan 06, 2015
While I do enjoy hiking with others, I find myself planning many adventures without ever contemplating who I'm going ...
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Easy Foot Care for Hiking

Gossamer Gear | Dec 16, 2014
Sore feet and blisters can be a major problem for both beginning hikers and experienced backpackers. I had never seen...
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DIY Self-Tensioning Guylines

Gossamer Gear | Oct 21, 2014
One of the popular fabrics for making lightweight tarps and shelters is silicon-impregnate ripstop nylon–silnylon or ...
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Simple DIY Mini Toilet Paper (WAG) Bags

Simple DIY Mini Toilet Paper (WAG) Bags

Gossamer Gear | Oct 07, 2014
Technically speaking, a WAG bag is designed to collect human excrement (poop) and allow you to pack it out. In some l...
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Ode to my Trusty Alcohol Backpacking Stove

Ode to my Trusty Alcohol Backpacking Stove

Gossamer Gear | Sep 23, 2014
Through snow, rain, wind and in the dry of the desert-you are always there for me. You never fail to perform your dut...
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Courage to Go Backpacking Solo

Courage to Go Backpacking Solo

Gossamer Gear | Sep 22, 2014
Love backpacking but have a hard time finding companions? You are not alone, and ultimately if you find yourself drea...
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How to Walk Straight while Hiking

How to Walk Straight while Hiking

Gossamer Gear | Sep 09, 2014
Over the years of my thru-hiking endeavors I have progressed in my ability to be a better hiker. I think most long di...
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The Art of the Bail

The Art of the Bail

Gossamer Gear | Sep 02, 2014
View from the Wonderland Trail Remember the Clint Eastwood movie, The Eiger Sanction? During the climbers meeting, C...
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Guide to Seam Sealing Tent or Tarp

Gossamer Gear | Jul 14, 2014
Seam sealing is a procedure necessary for most tents and tarps to keep water from leaking through the stitching. This...
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Water Dipper for Hiking

Gossamer Gear | Jun 30, 2014
Cut a small water reservoir in half and use it as a water scoop in small streams Ever want to carry a scooping cup f...
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