59 minutes | May 21, 2019

#8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

It's the subject which most aspiring thru-hikers dedicate the most time, energy, and money toward.  Yes, let's talk gear. We get an early look into our how our crew's backpacking gear is treating them. They share what they've sent home (if anything), if they've added anything new, if they have any regrets- really just an overall shakedown, a few weeks into their treks. This is a subject of deep passion to many of our listeners, so grab your pens and notepads, and get ready to scribble down some notes, because here comes some advice from those who've walked some of the walk. Check out The Trek's YouTube Channel. Leave us a review on iTunes. In today's show, we hear from:  Frozen Prefers Altra Lone Peak 3.5 over Lone Peak 4.0 Katharine Rudzitis Loves her Big Agnes tent and Osprey pack Switched from AWOL Guide to Guthook App Recommends ear plugs Missy Baatz Switched from hammock to tent- Big Agnes Tiger Wall 3 NeoAir XTherm and NeoAir Xlite Osprey Atmos 65L and Zpacks Arc Haul Kenneth Pararo Sawyer Micro Melissa Glass Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Windrider REI Quarter Dome 1 Enlightened Equipment Quit NeoAir Xlite Hasn't used rain pants as of recording Nancy Alexander Sent home Hennessy Hammock rain fly, upgraded to larger fly Altra Lone Peak 4.0 have worn down quickly, but too comfortable to change Sarah Herman Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul 50 REI Half Dome 2 Xero Sandals Zack Munsell Traded to a newer model of Brooks Cascadias and added insoles to overcome foot issues Added Microspikes Zpacks Duplex and Zpacks Arc Blast Jazmin Ortega Sony A6000 Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 NeoAir XTherm [divider] Check out our recommended Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Gear List Check out our recommended Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Gear List Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise or praise for Backpacker Radio?  Reach out to podcast@thetrek.co. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)!   Download this episode here. Find us on Stitcher and Google Play. INSTAGRAM: Follow Trail Correspondents, The Trek, and Badger. YOUTUBE: Subscribe to The Trek. FACEBOOK: Follow Trail Correspondents and The Trek. < sign up for our newsletter > Editing and music courtesy of Pauly Boy Shallcross.
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