The idea of spending several months in the woods on a long distance hike can be a daunting task, physically, mentally, and financially. It’s not uncommon that hikers must leave the trail because they ran out of funds. Don’t let that be you! With some simple planning and preparation ahead of time, you can afford this, and even sustain yourself after your hike. [Read more…] about How to save money for a thru hike
Hiking The Appalachian Trail
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
Have you ever got this idea in your head, that you were *so* excited about, you rapidly started researching how to make it happen, thinking about all the what-if’s, day dreaming what it will be like when it becomes your reality…. only to realize that when you say it out loud to friends and family, they immediately squash it, tell you it’s wrong, and question your sanity??? [Read more…] about How to tell your unsupportive family about hiking the Appalachian Trail
What does it mean to Hike Your Own Hike?
If you’d rather read than watch, then read on! [Read more…] about Putting a positive spin on Hike Your Own Hike
So, just how safe (or dangerous) is it to try to hike the Appalachian Trail alone?
If you don’t like to watch/listen – then read on! [Read more…] about Hiking the Appalachian Trail Alone
You might be thinking that living in the woods for 5 months will be the cheapest 5 months of your life! Well, depending on your rent, it might be! But realistically, living in the woods can be surprisingly expensive once you add up your cost of food, stays in town, and transportation to and from the trail. How do you save some money on your upcoming thru hike? [Read more…] about How to save money on your thru hike