how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Because of her small frame we had her fitted for a woman’s bag at REI and she ended up getting an REI 22-liter clearance bag. I was fitted for a 45-liter bag since I needed to carry camera equipment, extra socks, knee sleeves, and extra supplies my wife didn’t need to deal with. Size is… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Used for its intended purpose, this is one of the best hiking/backpacking deals I’ve ever come across. This pack has no extraneous features, save for the small front zip pocket and an internal hydration sleeve. There are no compression straps or other means of securing anything to the outside of the pack, aside from the… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Every so often a brand will fly under the radar producing products that are not only a great value but also great quality as well. The set-up was understandably a few steps shorter, which is always nice when setting up in the dark. More than once in the dark I’ve attached a rain fly upside… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

I’ve been attempting to drop weight for the past several years, mostly because my knees can’t handle it. My shelters have gotten lighter as have my sleeping system — next in line for a diet was my carry system. Funds, however, were non existent and my CFO (i.e. my wife) wouldn’t increase my discretionary fund.… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Fear downloaded trail maps from AllTrails onto her cell phone. “These were a lifesaver at times when the physical trail was impossible to make out. I also brought two portable battery banks, and I’m grateful I did,” she said. “They were important backup when I needed to rely on AllTrails more frequently, when taking pictures,… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Typically, the lower-priced options in this category will work for the short term. They usually weigh less, which is handy when lugging them around, but it generally means they are not as durable in inclement weather. The higher-priced models often weigh more or offer better construction technology. Increased weight is generally the result of more… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Walmart had a small section of packs and for the most part I was satisfied. I decided to get this one for a light hike I was going to be doing while camping. The Ozark Trail Association maintains a number of maps to help you traverse each ozark trail chair section of the trail. If… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

I plan to pick up another if/when this one wears out. For the second overnight hike in which I used the pack, I left the hammock at home and stuffed an REI Stratus insulated pad and lightweight bivy inside. I was a little concerned with how the straps would distribute weight. For temporary closures related… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

The route extends from the St. Louis metropolitan area southwest through the Ozarks. Trailspace’s community of gear reviewers has field-tested and rated the top daypacks. He averaged 25 miles per day, with his longest clocking in at 32 miles. “The AT, PCT, and CDT have a higher profile, but not many people can take three… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Lastly, I haven’t yet had a chance to test its waterproofing in a huge down-pouring of rain, but it did hold up in some strong winds surprisingly well. Future users may want to seal or waterproof the seams a little better. We recommend these products based on an intensive research process that’s designed to cut… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums