While I definitely have first-hand experience playing in the great outdoors, I also do a lot of research on trails, gear, and other topics before I set out. Here are some sites that have been very helpful in the past few years with my gear, the AT, el Camino, and general recklessness.
Feel free to comment with your own helpful links for others!
More info on the Appalachian Trail:
- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- The Trek
- REI Co-op Journal
- Appalachian Mountain Club
More info on el Camino de Santiago:
Gear review websites:
- Outdoor Gear Lab (I always check here!)
- Gear Junkie
- Gear Institute
- Backpacker Magazine
- Outside Online