How To: Gear Lists

Why Use a Gear List? It may seem tedious to get started, but plenty of backpackers keep a gear list. There are a number of reasons a gear list can be helpful. To Remember What You Have The gear you use in the summer won't be the same gear you use in the fall, spring,... Continue Reading →

How To: Gear Organization

How do you organize your gear? And why would you want to stay organized? It makes packing for trips a breeze, for starters. It's time to get creative! Closets Use your closet space along with plastic bins, boxes, and containers to keep your gear organized and categorized by use. Coat Racks We don't have a... Continue Reading →

Stoveless Backpacking

Are you ever tempted to go stoveless on a backpacking trip? It can be done! If you want to save a little weight by not carrying a stove, check out some of our ideas below. Try to start with a low-mileage trip and see how it feels for you. No-cook backpacking may be a lot... Continue Reading →

A DIY Project from Cassie

Are you stuck at home and dreaming of the trail? Now might be the perfect time to take on that do-it-yourself project you've been thinking about. One of our members, Cassie, recently made her own tarp, and it was a true success story. If you need inspiration, look no further. Tell us what you made.I... Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day: A Reading List

We know that DC ULers aren't always slogging through mud on the trail. Sometime they're plowing through a great book. March 8 is International Women's Day, so we'd like to highlight some women writing about their transformational experiences in the wilderness. If you've read one of these or have another favorite, feel free to leave... Continue Reading →

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