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17 Ways to Save Money on Hiking Gear

Getting outfitted for hiking and backpacking can seem overwhelming. When I was first starting out with I felt like there was so much gear on the market and that it was SOOO expensive. Plus I felt like the list…

Women's hiking gear: when is it actually worth it? When should you buy women's hiking gear? Are woman's backpacks worth it? Should you buy a women's sleeping bag or pad?

Boreas Lost Coast 60 Backpack Review

On multi-day hiking trips, having a comfortable backpack is pretty important. On my first ever backpacking trip (the West Coast Trail!) I used a borrowed backpack that was too big for me. The harness didn’t fit, I got bruises…

MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie Review

Gear Review: MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie

For the last few months I’ve been trying out the new MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie.  In order to understand the way I feel about this jacket, you need to know a few things about me: I am a sweaty hiker.…

Hammock at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock

Hey there: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase. I only recommend products that I have used and…