Once again, I’ve made a guest post over on Massdrop.com. This time I’m focusing on how to properly size and eventually buy a quilt for backpacking. One of the biggest questions I get now (especially after releasing this video on why you should switch to a quilt) is, “What size/type/brand/features should I look for in a quilt?” Well, hopefully this article will help to guide any of you that are struggling with buying a backpacking quilt and what to look for. I’m sure that I’ll eventually make this article into a video, but for now you can find it here on massdrop.com: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1091/how-to-size-buy-a-backpacking-quilt

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Joe B.

Joe is a triple crown thru hiker that lives for anything outdoor adventure related. He loves delving into a complex DIY project, testing out the latest and greatest backpacking gear, rock climbing, hiking, and much more.

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  • Look out backpacking quilt market a new challenger approaches! Ivehellip
    3 days ago by backcountrybanter Look out backpacking quilt market... a new challenger approaches! I’ve been giving the Bandit top quilt by  @ugqoutdoor  some testing and decided to do an initial review video on it. I won’t spoil the review, but let’s just say I’m excited. Both for the quality of this quilt and for the price at which people will now be able to get a lightweight quilt. Woohoo! Check out the link below or click through to my Instagram account to find a clickable link.
  • This is officially the coolest cake Ive ever received! hammockcampinghellip
    2 weeks ago by backcountrybanter This is officially the coolest cake I’ve ever received!  #hammockcamping  Thanks  @theadventuresoffunk  and co. !!! I’m proud to call  @feralmountainco  home. (Also, sweeeet cake  @valhallacakes  )
  • I just posted a new 2017 thru hiker gift guidehellip
    3 weeks ago by backcountrybanter I just posted a new 2017 thru hiker gift guide to the website. Check it out for some great gift ideas for all of those stinky backpackers in your life. Also, check out the new website design! Click thru to my profile for a clickable link. http://backcountrybanter.com/backpacker-and-thru-hiker-gift-guide-2017/
  • Ice Stalagmites found in an old mine Kinda crazy thathellip
    4 weeks ago by backcountrybanter Ice “Stalagmites” found in an old mine. Kinda crazy that they have flat tops though!
  • I stumbled across an old mining camp while exploring thehellip
    1 month ago by backcountrybanter I stumbled across an old mining camp while exploring the Colorado mountains yesterday... I found a lot of micah and quartz around the site. Any idea what they might have been mining for?
  • Well the blog is gonna be down for a dayhellip
    1 month ago by backcountrybanter Well the blog is gonna be down for a day or two as some improvements are being made. New fancy layout and way better features coming soon. In the mean time, here’s something I’ve been distracting myself with. Should this be the new header for the site? ;)  #strangerthings 
  • I got a glimpse of the Smokies from 33867 onhellip
    2 months ago by backcountrybanter I got a glimpse of the Smokies from 33,867’ on yesterday’s flight home. It was amazingly clear (and cold!) They’ve already gotten a nice dusting of snow.
  • Ive had this print for a while Thanks Max! buthellip
    2 months ago by backcountrybanter I’ve had this print for a while (Thanks Max!) but have never had a chance to share it. It reminds me of the northern sections of the PCT. Artwork by:  @zepangborn 
  • Im back in NC for a few days and gothellip
    2 months ago by backcountrybanter I’m back in NC for a few days and got a chance to do some kayaking. One thing I’ve really been missing in CO is tree diversity. It’s always the same three or four species of trees wherever you go. This photo probably contains more tree species than the entire state of Colorado!
  • Sometimes I come across lines in books that seem tohellip
    2 months ago by backcountrybanter Sometimes I come across lines in books that seem to strike chords with notes from my past experiences. This one really digs to the core of why I love thru hiking and backpacking. Taken from Jeff Vandermeer’s newest book “Borne”. (His books always do this to me...)

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