November 24

Gossamer Gear’s Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Folk

Have some outdoorsy friends or family in your holiday circle? We’ve got you covered for all of the little stocking stuffers they’ll be hoping to see this year! Below are ten of our suggestions for pulling together a hiker’s dream stocking. 1.) Deuce Backpacking Trowel: Hey, everybody poops. And, at 0.6 ounces, this trowel weighs … Continue reading “Gossamer Gear’s Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Folk”

November 16

How To: Take Care of Your Awesome Bamboo Backpacking Spoon

By: Korrin L. Bishop Gossamer Gear happens to sell the world’s greatest bamboo backpacking spoon. If you haven’t made the switch yet, it’s time. However, we won’t get too in-depth about that in this post, as it has already been well-documented. This post is going to focus on how to take care of your awesome … Continue reading “How To: Take Care of Your Awesome Bamboo Backpacking Spoon”

October 31

Do We Need National Preserves? Yes. Here’s Why.

By: Korrin L. Bishop Earlier this month, in light of the Trump administration’s review of 27 national monuments, we took a look at the many different types of National Park Service (NPS) designations. Understanding these designations is an important step in being an effective advocate for public lands. In this post, we will take a … Continue reading “Do We Need National Preserves? Yes. Here’s Why.”

October 24

Brand Ambassador Gear List: Erin “Wired” Saver

By: Erin “Wired” Saver The Pyrenees mountain range, which creates a natural border between Spain and France, runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. There are multiple routes that can be traveled along the length of the Pyrenees, but I wanted the one that would stay higher and not dive down to villages … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List: Erin “Wired” Saver”

October 10

The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Quick Guide to Park Designations

By: Korrin L. Bishop Five months ago, the Trump administration began a review of 27 national monuments to determine potential changes to their designations. As of September 17, reports indicate that Interior Secretary Zinke recommended changes to at least ten—including shrinking Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Gold Butte, and Cascades-Siskiyou. The exact details of those changes … Continue reading “The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Quick Guide to Park Designations”

September 28

Book Review – Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike

Have you been looking longingly at journals, photos and videos of this year’s thru-hikers, wondering what it takes to put a trip like that together for yourself? There are so many factors – which trail, what time of year, what gear to take, how to resupply, how to get in shape – that it may … Continue reading “Book Review – Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike”

September 14

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Ras and Kathy “Team Ultra Pedestrian” Vaughan

Gossamer Gear would like to welcome Team UltraPedestrian, Ras and Kathy Vaughan as our newest Brand Ambassadors! Read below about their spring attempt to hike the Grand Enchantment Trail from Phoenix to Albuquerque and back again. A Double Dose of The Grand Enchantment Trail By Ras Vaughan When Kathy and I attempted to become the … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Ras and Kathy “Team Ultra Pedestrian” Vaughan”

August 15

Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva: Backpacker to Bikepacker

Gossamer Gear Brand Ambassador Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva has logged thousands of miles both on long-distance hiking trails and routes of his own design. Here’s his story about how an injury forced a change of perspective from backpacker to bikepacker.   The last thing I will do is wait, to wait for time to pass, for … Continue reading “Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva: Backpacker to Bikepacker”