best 2 person hiking tent

The most popular tent on the PCT 2017 was the …

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2

Weighing a scant 1 lb. 15 oz., the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 tent maximizes floor space and headroom with steep walls and a vertical door …

 

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NEW – The Adventure Podcast

 I’m subscribed. 🙂

An extension to the excellent Adventure Blog online.

Kraig Becker:

… The first episode is now available to download through iTunes or can be accessed directly here.

… weekly news from the adventure world, discussing major topics of interest, talking about gear, and having interviews with interesting guests.
It is co-hosted with my friend David Adlard, who has a rich background in the world of outdoor adventure as well having competed in several Ironman events and numerous adventure races, as well as working as a mountain guide and race director himself. …
We have also set up a few social media outlets for those who would like to share feedback and learn more about the podcast. Our Facebook page can be found here and we’re active on Twitter at @adventure_pod. We can also be reached by email at theadventurepod@gmail.com. …

PCT Thru-Hiker Survey (2017)

It’s here.

Mac’s annual resource compiled from Pacific Crest Trail hikers.

  • 566 completed surveys (up 48% from last year)
  • 57% Male, 42% Female
  • AVERAGE AGE 34 
  • USA 67.44%, Canada 6.98%, Germany 5.9%

Essential reading if you are planning a PCT hike.

If not the most interesting statistics are on gear.

The Annual Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Survey (2017)

Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

Cam Honan:

I recently returned from a two month hiking trip to Peru and Bolivia.

Due to the subfreezing conditions I was going to encounter, before setting out I decided to leave behind my beloved Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite, and opt instead for its thicker and warmer cousin, the Thermarest NeoAir XTherm.

It turned out to be a good decision. …

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Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad