The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

Aside from the main pack bag, there is a small zippered compartment on the front, that, depending on how much you have stuffed inside, is pretty tight. I managed to fit my headlamp, lighter, map, compass, and some tp in the pocket. Backpacking stoves are a convenient way to boil water for dehydrated meals and… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

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 down and we had to restart that particular step. This tent was close to foolproof when it came to the rain fly because it was… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

My glucose meter and keys went in the small outside pocket. I did instantly notice the difference of carrying a lighter bag. I also don’t really prefer single compartment stuff bags, but, this works for what I need. Backpacking Light community posts are moderated and here to foster helpful and positive discussions about lightweight backpacking.… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

Also included are side profile daisy chains for carrying items externally. It is made with a low-profile adjustable sternum strap to help you get the perfect fit and air-mesh padded shoulder straps and back panel for comfortable carrying without a frame. It is also hydration compatible and comes with an included 2L reservoir so you… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The R&D team at Wilson put their minds together and came up with a pretty ingenious design. But while spending time in nature, I find its expression most beautiful and abundant. Let’s go on a hike together and talk about optimization. If you are using your phone for navigation, bring a paper copy of a… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

True, I wasn’t able to remove the rain fly to watch the stars or let the wind ventilate my tent, but I was able to enjoy the day hikes without any sort of worry. In essence, I had committed to the permanent rainfly option by default and there was a certain contentedness that came with… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

Always treat any water for drinking and cooking along the trail. Specific water sources are indicated on Ozark Trail online and printed maps. A great way to ask questions of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts is to check out the Ozark Trail Section Hikers and Backpackers  (OTSHAB) Facebook page. However, between myself, camera equipment, racks, bags, fishing… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

Please be aware that we make an effort to keep this information current. However, businesses and business conditions change, thus the information contained here is subject to change without the knowledge of the Ozark Trail Association. A great way to ask questions of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts is to check out the Ozark Trail ozark trail… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains