WhiteBlaze Pages 2023
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
AVAILABLE NOW. $5 for interactive PDF(smartphone version)
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store



  • Random Images

  • Gear

    Published on 10-17-2016 16:15
    1. Categories:
    2. Clothing,
    3. Reviews,
    4. Gear,
    5. Advice

    Ultra light 101: It’s All In Your Head
    By: Maggie Wallace


    My trail crew had hauled in 70-pound packs to this desert 200 miles from the Northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was on this trip, while we worked in a particularly arid day, that I had my first experience with an ultra light hiker. We had noticed a figure moving towards us through the heat. He was wearing tennis shoes and clothing that hung in tatters, and his pack appeared to be a child’s school bag, held together with duct tape. His eyes were wild as he asked us where the next spring was so he could fill the single water bottle he carried. Explaining that he planned to reach Canada ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Backpacks,
    3. Reviews,
    4. Gear
    Article Preview

    Written by Guthook at Guthook Hikes!


    Airing out my WM Lynx last winter after a chilly night in the White Mountains


    My pals at Gossamer Gear sent me one of their brand new Kumo Superlight backpacks the other day to take for a test drive. It's not like I need a new backpack, nor can I afford new backpacking ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Reviews,
    3. Gear
    Article Preview

    Written by Guthook at Guthook Hikes!

    This is a slightly modified version of a post from my blog about my thought ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Clothing,
    3. Reviews,
    4. Gear
    Article Preview

    Written by Guthook at
    Guthook Hikes!


    As I mentioned in my
    Winter Layering System post a few weeks ago, my clothing system for winter hikes is based on a simple ...
    Published on 04-03-2012 19:08
    1. Categories:
    2. Backpacks,
    3. Reviews,
    4. Gear

    Backpack Comparison Chart
    by
    Roland


    Whiteblaze members frequently ask questions about different pack models. The chart below displays the models, commonly ...
    Published on 04-03-2012 03:10
    1. Categories:
    2. Gear

    Cheap Gear – How to Dirt Bag and Deal Shop Like a Professional.

    By SGT Rock
    Last Updated 9 June 2006

    ***Note there are a lot of links in this article that are outside of the WhiteBlaze site, I hope to keep them updated**

    When planning to hike the Appalachian Trail, the average hiker starts putting together a kit by going to the local outfitters, looking at the Internet, or picking up a catalog and then builds a shopping list. After a few minutes of doing this however, the sticker shock for gear can set in and even put the unwary shopper in the hospital if they are not careful. The fact is the latest high tech gear can be VERY expensive, and even the little things that you may need backpacking can add up if you try and buy everything new. Add to that the fact that there is sometimes a belief (or maybe just an urge) that you need to start out on an adventure by completely outfitting yourself from the ground up (or rather from the boots up) in all new gear and clothing in order to have the “hiker” look and feel in all areas. If you are independently wealthy or have nothing better to do with your money stop reading now and go ahead and go to the nearest outfitter and let them load you up. But if you are looking to save some money for better things, then read on…
    ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Reviews,
    3. Gear

    Written by Guthook at <a href="http://guthook.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Guthook Hikes!</a><font size="3"></font><br>
    At the same time that I'm looking at winter sleeping bags, I've been keeping my eye out for insulated down jackets to fill out my winter insulation system. A good down jacket is key to the cold weather of Northeast winters because it doubles as primary insulation while in camp or at breaks, and as added insulation inside a thick sleeping bag. Currently, I only have a very heavyweight down jacket that is plenty warm but not light at all, and a lightweight down jacket that is pleasantly light but not warm enough for what I'd like. Neither of them have hoods, which I would like for added warmth.
    ...
    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
  • Newest Images

  • Currently Active UsersCurrently Active Users

    There are currently 267 users online. 6 members and 261 guests

    Most users ever online was 9,543, 12-23-2015 at 12:06.

    1. adamasmaarley1464,
    2. bjanestts5407,
    3. Kittyslayer,
    4. TheChagnons,
    5. wisscy
  • Log in

    User Name:

    Password:
    Remember Me?
  • Make a yearly donation.

    Donate and support the web site and our writers


  • Have you thru hiked or section hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail? If you have, please add yourself to our 2,000 miler listing/database.

  • Recent Threads

    Spring.Bear

    Clothing weight

    Thread Starter: Spring.Bear

    Looking to get some sense of what others carry for clothing and the weight -
    I’m going with
    Down coat - 11oz
    Wool top and bottom

    Last Post By: HankIV Yesterday, 23:12 Go to last post
    One Half

    Harvest Right Freeze Dryer - my results

    Thread Starter: One Half

    So finally got the Harvest Right freeze dryer and ready to start the first batch. DH set it up the other day and last night looking over the directions

    Last Post By: One Half Yesterday, 23:10 Go to last post
    Kittyslayer

    (un)Packing Fears ~ Heights

    Thread Starter: Kittyslayer

    So are there scary sections or potentially dangerous sections of the AT?

    I am not overly scared of heights but as I have aged I have become

    Last Post By: HankIV Yesterday, 22:47 Go to last post
    One Half

    variety in meals

    Thread Starter: One Half

    I'm going to be making all my backpacking meals for a thru on the AT next summer (2024). (see link below for some of my early results)
    I'm curious

    Last Post By: LoneStranger Yesterday, 20:07 Go to last post
    One Half

    Base layer for AT thru hike

    Thread Starter: One Half

    I am looking at possibly replacing my base layer which is currently silk. I pretty much avoid overly cold nights but am looking to see if I can attempt

    Last Post By: One Half Yesterday, 19:02 Go to last post
    petedelisio

    Double wall tent condensation/dewpoint also car camping double wall

    Thread Starter: petedelisio

    Thinking about picking up an old thinnish type nylon tent keeping the front door and and back window open with gappy mesh. And covering it with a lite

    Last Post By: petedelisio Yesterday, 16:59 Go to last post