The Thru-Hiker’s Gear List

There are a lot of thru-hiking gear lists on the internet. However, because individual hikers vary so much in terms of goals, fitness, style, age and experience, a lot of these compilations don’t have much in the way of wide-ranging … Continue reading

Review: Katabatic Gear Sleeping Quilts

Since 2011, I have used two sleeping quilts on all of my backcountry trips. They are the Katabatic Palisade 30°F and the Katabatic Sawatch 15°F. Below is my long term review for both products. Field Experience Time: More than 600 nights in the … Continue reading

Sleeping Bags Vs Quilts

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know.” – Ernest Hemingway Perhaps the most beloved item in a backpacker’s kit. After a long day on the trail, there aren’t too many things … Continue reading