One of the most important parts of planning a backpacking trip to Havasupai Falls is making sure you pack the right gear. In this gear guide, I’ll provide a comprehensive gear list for backpackers that will include information on packs, clothing, footwear, shelter, sleeping, electronics, and food. I’ll also include a designated section for those planning to bring a child along.
In this guide you will find a full list of every gear item I brought with me on the JMT, along with their weight (oz) and and my personal rating. I’ll break down each gear category and give insight on items that worked well, gear that didn’t work well, and the reasons why. The categories include: Backpack and Poles, Shelter and Sleep, Electronics, Clothing, Bear Canister Water and Cooking, and Miscellaneous.
I get a lot of questions and comments from readers asking me to recommend a pair of trail runners given a certain activity or foot type. I review and research shoes to a degree that some might find obsessive, but it allows me to offer a unique insight to those seeking assistance. In this post, I’m going to offer my advice to readers in the all important pursuit of picking out the best shoe for their outdoor activities and foot type.
The explosion in popularity of trail running has really benefited us lightweight hikers, as most of the gear used by trail runners can also be used by hikers and backpackers looking to lighten their load. Here are 10 exciting lightweight trail shoes that you’ll be able to find in the second half of 2016!