A Thru-Hiker’s Ode to the Closed Cell Sleeping Pad

In the world of thru-hiking, the lightweight, ultra-reliable and indestructible closed cell camping sleeping pad is hard to beat. We caught up with three thru-hikers that swear by the Therm-a-Rest Z Lite and Z Seat to learn more about their…



5 Tips to Make the Most of the Backcountry

I didn’t come out here to rough it, the city is rough enough. We’ve all heard the phrase “roughing it” before. This simple string of words is most commonly applied to pursuits that involve heading into the backcountry. Where did…