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October 2009

The Lure of the Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike

Planning a thru-hike? Sorting through a deluge of advice and wondering which to pay attention to? Successful backpackers can tell you what really matters. In the first of four columns, PCT veteran Barbara Egbert talks to other thru-hikers about gear decisions, training, and preparation »

Trailspace names Tom Mangan as Assistant Editor

Tom Mangan, author and publisher of the popular hiking blog Two-Heel Drive, a 20-plus-year journalism veteran, and an avid hiker and backpacker, has joined Trailspace as assistant editor. Welcome, Tom! »

Trailspace Gear Guide Expanded

We've added knives and multi-tools, bear safety, first aid kits, dog gear, and portable power product info to the gear guide. Be among the first to write a review »


Hiking and Camping Safely in Bear Country

Book Review: Bear Essentials: Hiking and Camping in Bear Country

Outdoor Fuel: New Bars, Chews, and Bites

How to Seam Seal a Tent

Recent User Reviews

Arc'teryx Bora 80 pack

Asolo Flame GTX hiking boots

Exped DownMat 7 Pump sleeping pad

Filson Tin Cloth Packer Hat

Gerber River Shorty knife

Gossamer Gear Gorilla pack

Kelty Trekker 3900 ST external frame pack

Leatherman Juice Cs4 multi-tool

Life-Link Pit Boss shovel

photo: Filson Tin Cloth Packer Hat
Filson Tin Cloth Packer Hat



photo: Leatherman Juice Cs4
Leatherman Juice Cs4



photo: Asolo Flame GTX
Asolo Flame GTX

Mad Rock Flash climbing shoes

Outdoor Research NightHaven tent

Patagonia Winter Sun Jacket soft shell

REI Half Dome 2 HC tent

Ruff Wear Approach dog pack

Sierra Designs Dragonfly 20 sleeping bag

Timberland Chochorua Trail Hiker w/Gore-Tex

Zamberlan 310 Skill GT backpacking boots

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Planning a trip to Canada? Read this!

North Carolina hike advice needed

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