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Lauren Hudgins
Selecting Pads and Packs with the Hiking Sailor

Selecting Pads and Packs with the Hiking Sailor

Still deciding on your sleeping pad and pack? Here are some tips from Adrian Redgwell, the Hiking Sailor, who already made it through over 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail last year and is going to complete the trail going SOBO this year.

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Gear Guidance from Michèle Hoffmann, AT 2018

Gear Guidance from Michèle Hoffmann, AT 2018

This is how it works for the whole trip: you meet people, you keep walking together for some hours, days, or weeks. Sometimes you meet them again, sometimes not. Sometimes you think somebody has left the trail and then you meet him eight weeks later again.

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Lauren Hudgins
Water generosity and the 3L Vecto

Water generosity and the 3L Vecto

Before the 3L Vecto was available to the public, Nick Ferry was invited to give it a try. He rigged up two innovative methods of using the 3L Vecto during his two testing trips. One was to turn his 3L Vecto into a shower, the other was to use a trowel to guide water from a very low stream into the wide-mouth opening. Nick's impressions I took the 3L Vecto on two backpacking trips, totaling 15 days. My first impression was how durable the Vecto is. There was a stretch of the trail where I wasn't sure there would be water, so I filled up the Vecto and shoved it in...

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Lauren Hudgins
Fall 2018 Kickstarter Roundup

Fall 2018 Kickstarter Roundup

The Cnoc Vecto is a thruhiker's dream brought to reality by backers of our successful June 2017 Kickstarter campaign. In support of the outdoor equipment cottage industry, we want to highlight some excellent campaigns that we think are worth backing. Lumapod - The World's Fastest Tripod The Lumapod is already well funded, but you should still become a backer to get yours at a discounted price. It's a lightweight tripod (with a name that sounds like a Pokemon) that can be set up as quickly as four seconds (probably with practice). The Go85 is and 400g and designed for your phone or...

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