I’m pretty sure anyone who has hiked for any significant distance has had to deal with blisters. If not, you are super lucky and must share your secrets with us in the comments below. Even after breaking in my boots, blisters were one of my biggest challenges on the Appalachian Trail! [Read more…] about How to keep your hiker feet happy
Long Distance Hiking Made Simple – on the Blog!
Father’s Day is right around the corner! (Can you believe it already?!) If you want to surprise Dad with something special this year, instead of the same old, same old, then read on for fresh gift ideas that any outdoorsy Dad who enjoys hiking, camping, or backpacking would love.
Have you ever come across a challenge and immediately thought “I can’t do that! There’s no way! This is crazy talk!” Maybe you even quit before you started because you thought you would never ever be able to succeed.
When we’re attempting a really difficult climb on the trail, or a really long hike, it’s just as mentally challenging as it is physically challenging. That inner voice of self-doubt can sometimes make the difference between finishing or calling it quits early. [Read more…] about How to Conquer Self-doubt as a Solo Hiker
As more and more hikers are heading out to hike the Appalachian Trail, they are starting to think (and panic) about all the things, like – what if we get sick on the trail???
I’m not going to lie to you, it suuuuucks to be sick while you’re on the trail. And I mean sick. Real sick. Like norovirus sick – if you don’t know what that is, you might want to do some googling before your next backpacking trip and read on for some actionable tips to prevent this terrible thing. [Read more…] about How to stay healthy while backpacking
While planning any long distance hike or backpacking trip takes a good chunk of time to research, plan and prepare for, it can be hard to even know where to begin! Here are 5 things you can take on action today to help get you a little closer to actually starting your thru hike or long ass section hike. [Read more…] about 5 Ways to Kickstart Your First Long Distance Hike
If you’re new to backpacking, or are interested in trying it out this summer, you’re going to need to a good backpacking backpack.
But how do you pick just one? It can be hard to narrow down the best pack with soooo many sizes, price ranges, and brands out there. [Read more…] about How to Choose a Backpacking Backpack