Gear Item of the Week: Moment Macro Lens

MOMENT MACRO LENS On my AT thru-hike, I notice that I really liked taking pictures. Of course the mountains and various landscapes were beautiful, but I especially enjoyed capturing the smaller critters--bugs, newts, algae, etc. IPhone cameras actually do fairly well...

Gear Item of the Week: Genesis II Neck Knife

GENESIS II NECK KNIFE Before I began my PCT trek, my friend Patrick with www.mtknives.net asked me what knife I planned on taking on my trip. I told him I had carried a Gerber knife on the AT, to which he responded, "Gerbers are for babies." He recommended his Genesis...

Gear Item of the Week: Swing Trek Umbrella

SWING TREK UMBRELLA Before I left for the PCT, a veteran PCT thru-hiker recommended I take an umbrella for at least the desert portion. I'm not much of a hat person because they make me feel hot and sweaty, so I decided maybe the umbrella would be a good idea. After...

Gear Item of the Week: Darn Tough Wool Socks

DARN TOUGH WOOL SOCKS I used to be a big SmartWools fan, but the LIFETIME guarantee on Darn Tough socks is unbeatable. I had a mouse chew a hole in my sock while on trail and they actually honored the guarantee. They have all sorts of size, length and cushion...

Gear Item of the Week: Platypus Gravity Filter

PLATYPUS GRAVITY FILTER During my Appalachian Trail thru-hike, I started off with the Sawyer Squeeze which is lighter (3.2 oz) and cheaper ($25-$40) than the Platypus Gravity Filter, but the ease of the gravity system was apparent when I saw a trail friend use it. I...

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