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Geartrade: Backpacking 101

Geartrade: Backpacking 101

Geartrade: Backpacking 101 First, congratulations. If you’re reading about backpacking gear, perhaps you have a backpacking trip coming up. And if not, this article may get you thinking about planning one. Backpacking is one of the best possible ways to disconnect...
Geartrade: How to ship a paddleboard

Geartrade: How to ship a paddleboard

Geartrade: How to ship a paddleboard Hooray paddleboards! They’re a thing everybody loves—until you’ve got to ship them. Because bless ‘em, they’re just not that portable. They’re too oversized to just drop off at the post office. Fortunately, we’ve done the legwork...
Geartrade: First Aid Kit Basics

Geartrade: First Aid Kit Basics

Geartrade: First Aid Kit Basics  Getting injured is bad enough. But getting hurt—or having a member of your party get hurt—out on the trail is a whole other matter. Something that would be simple to deal with if you were in town can now become a major production (at...
Geartrade: The sleeping bag buyer’s guide

Geartrade: The sleeping bag buyer’s guide

Geartrade: The sleeping bag buyer’s guide  Hooray, you get to sleep outside! Now that we got our happy dance out of the way, let’s chat sleeping bags, since (if you’re reading this article) you’re probably in the market for one.There are a few steps and questions to...