Sleep In The Dirt

Self-Support on Idaho’s South Fork

Product Reviews

Idaho’s Class IV-V South Fork of the Salmon River drops a whopping 1,600 vertical feet in 40 miles, before dumping into the Main Salmon for an 18-mile paddle out. It combines wilderness and whitewater into one of the best self-support kayaking trips in the country. The only caveat being you’re …

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Orno UL 0 Review

Product Reviews

Thru-hiker Paul Ingram, better known as Pie on the Trail, discusses using the Orno UL 0 on the CDT and why this bag converted him back to a traditional mummy style sleeping bag.

To read more about Pie’s adventures on the CDT, and to check out more in-depth (geeky) gear …

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How Conditions on the CDT Converted Me Back to a Mummy-Style Sleeping Bag

Product Reviews
"I climbed into the Orno and was immediately glad I’d decided to make the switch. Aside from being rated 10 degrees warmer than the quilt, the design of the bag made it one of the most comfortable night's sleep I’d had on the trail up to that point. I thought I’d find the tapered mummy design restrictive, but I found it roomy. The 3D foot box meant my feet could stretch out and move around freely." Read the rest

The Evolution of a Thru-Hiker’s Gear

Essays From the Field
Only after endless nights of sleeping in the dirt and becoming a true “dirtbag” did I find out that what you leave at home is almost more important than what you take with you. You cannot figure that out until you have hiked thousands of miles and learned what you are comfortable living without.  Read the rest