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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Being a Weekend Warrior

Being a Weekend Warrior

Gossamer Gear | Jun 03, 2014
Over the course of my hiking "career", I've been blessed with being able to hike weeks or even months at a time. I've...
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Making Small Things Smaller to Save Weight and Space

Gossamer Gear | May 27, 2014
Reducing-the-weight-and-size-of-small-items-makes-it-easier-when-you-have-to-carry-7-liters-of-water-and-tools-for-3-...
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Planning: Appalachian Trail Section Hike

Planning: Appalachian Trail Section Hike

Gossamer Gear | May 13, 2014
Tripp Clark When I set out to hike my first section of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia in October 2000, I had no as...
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Using Backpacking Stoves in Fire Danger

Using Backpacking Stoves in Fire Danger

Gossamer Gear | Apr 28, 2014
Want to take your backpacking stove out in high fire danger conditions? Take a few things under consideration. It's d...
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Using a Jar for Stoveless Backpacking

Using a Jar for Stoveless Backpacking

Gossamer Gear | Apr 14, 2014
I never thought I'd explore the many uses of a peanut butter jar until last summer on the Continental Divide Trail, w...
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Should Trekking Poles Count in Base Weight?

Gossamer Gear | Apr 08, 2014
I hiked the first 700 miles of the PCT without trekking poles. I'd read that they were heavy, unnecessary things, lik...
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Acceptable Backpack Weight

Gossamer Gear | Mar 31, 2014
I've been lurking on various Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail web communities for the past few months, watch...
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Paul's John Muir Trail Hike

Paul's John Muir Trail Hike

Gossamer Gear | Mar 11, 2014
My John Muir Trail Adventure You know you've married the right girl when she says, "go for it, this'll probably be yo...
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Off Trail Hiking Tips

Off Trail Hiking Tips

Gossamer Gear | Mar 04, 2014
Many of Gossamer Gear's Trail Ambassadors like hiking off trail. It's actually quite easy to get hooked once you try ...
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Ideas for No Cook Backpacking Meals

Gossamer Gear | Sep 22, 2013
I tried backpacking with no-cook foods rather than the usual cooked fare on a two week trip this summer. It's not cle...
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Family Backpacking with Lightweight Gear

Family Backpacking with Lightweight Gear

Gossamer Gear | Jul 01, 2013
If you ask hikers why they got into lightweight or ultra-lightweight backpacking, you'll get many answers. My reason ...
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