Start Here - Essential Backpacking Knowledge

Ultralight Backpacking Gear Guide

Not sure where to start? Check out my top to bottom guide on what gear I recommend.  This is the best way to reduce your pack weight.

Beginner Backpacking Advice

Planning your first trip? Check out this massive guide with advice on what you need to know and prepare for before you leave home. This is everything I wish I knew when I started backpacking.

Gear Reviews by Category

Backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and even poop shovels. If you want to check out reviews on specific pieces of gear, this is it.

backpacking reviews by category tents sleeping bags etc

Me in the Rawah Wilderness, Colorado

Why I Created Gear Signal

In 2014 I went backpacking for the first time.  By the next year, the backpacking bug had bitten me.

I went on more and more trips and slowly upgraded almost every single piece of gear.  And I realized how much money I wasted by buying crappy gear. I want to help you avoid making the same mistake I made.

This site will be a complete guide to every piece of gear you need for backpacking and help you make the best buying decision. Never buy another crappy piece of gear.


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