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Gear editor Kristin Hostetter answers reader questions about backpacking gear.
What's the best way to keep pack contents dry. Pack covers and pack liners have failed repeatedly. Should I just rely on zip lock bags?
I'm allergic to down, but I like its compressibility. But do you know anyone who makes a hypoallergenic down sleeping bag or am I stuck with synthetics?
It is finally here, we are taking our Boy Scout troop in the AT thru the GSMNP. The only question now is how to keep teenage boys motivated to complete the 76 miles?
Do I really have to buy my girlfriend a women's-specific pack if it seems like a men's would fit?
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