August 15

Blue Ridge Hiking Company: Keeping Backpackers Lightweight & Prepared

By: Caet Cash Remember your first backpacking trip? Was it a fond memory or a rite of passage? My job is to make sure that wet tents, heavy packs, and denim in the wilderness do not happen on these trips. Blue Ridge Hiking Company exists in a unique niche within the commercial backpacking community. We … Continue reading “Blue Ridge Hiking Company: Keeping Backpackers Lightweight & Prepared”

May 29

How To: Pack Your Instagram Gear Layout into the Mariposa

By: Chris Klibowitz We all love seeing other people’s gear laid out all organized for the pre-packing social media post—Gossamer Gear even immortalized that scene for a “take less, do more” hat. Yet, I’ve always been left with a nagging question: “Where is all that stuff going?” Or, more specifically, “How are they packing it?” … Continue reading “How To: Pack Your Instagram Gear Layout into the Mariposa”

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”

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”