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Daniel Pehrson is the founder of Trailpost and a guy lucky enough to combine his shared love of the outdoors and technology into a career.

The trailpost logotype and tagline overlaid on a collection of hiking gear
Product Updates

Introducing custom packing categories

Early on in Trailpost’s design process, I decided to use a fixed set of packing categories across all members’ packs. This decision came from a desire to provide consistency when doing shakedowns and helped get Trailpost out the door for testing a little quicker.

Over the past few months, many current and future Trailposters have expressed that while the shared set of community categories are pretty good, they aren’t great and fail to cover a wide range of activities and organization methods people use to plan their adventures.

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A screenshot showing the re-designd pack page prominently featuring base weight
Product Updates

Pack base weights, customizable pack printing, and other enhancements

Pack Base Weights

Trailpost was the first pack manager to distinguish between carried and worn quantities without duplicating items and, when we initially launched, the breakdown between carried and worn weight was our primary distinction. However, last week when we released per-item consumption rates it unlocked the most important number in pack planning, the Base Weight. In the update pushed today, base weight is now the primary metric for packs, along with worn, consumable, and total pack weight. Read More

A photograph of a lightweight camping wood-burning stove
Product Updates

Announcing Consumables and Detailed Pack Stats

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with a lot of Trailposters about their experience using Trailpost, and what I can do to provide the best pack manager out there.

One of the most common questions was: “What about consumables?”

It was a fair question, and one I didn’t have a great answer for because I didn’t build them into the initial launch.

I spent the past week building this feature, and I am pretty confident you’ll love it. Read More