Gear. We love our gear. For some, each hike and backpacking trip is a chance to try out some new gear they've recently purchased, (and those purchases are frequent.) For others, equipment is replaced only when lost or has finally broken after miles and miles of trail have taken their toll. In any case, the gear we purchase is essential to our enjoyment of the outdoor experience and, often, our safe return home.
In the Gear drop-down, you will find reviews, pros and cons, and recommendations. I update the drop-down with each new piece of gear I buy so check back often.
And remember, "Take care of your gear, so your gear can take care of you."