How Conditions on the CDT converted me back to a Mummy Style Sleeping Bag

This post is designed to go hand in hand with my recently released video review of the Big Agnes Orno UL 0F Sleeping bag. Be sure to check out the video It’s late June 2017 and the next day we’re heading out. Four to five months of hiking through some of the wildest areas the […]

Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef in 2018

I’ve been Scuba diving for about eight years and have been fortunate to dive some amazing places. When people think of coral reef’s and scuba diving, they often think of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It had been on our dive bucket list for a while and a couple of weeks ago we were able to make […]

Ten Amazing Reasons To Travel The Phillipines

The Diving Ive been fortunate enough to have dived in some amazing places around the world, the Phillipines is challenging for the top spot, currently held by Komodo National Park in Indonesia. During our time in the Philipines we’ve been unlucky with the weather and storms and typhoons in the area made the visibility less […]

How my mindset changed throughout the Triple Crown – Guest Post from Cheesebeard

This is a guest post from my good friend Cheesebeard, whilst hiking the CDT together last year he completed his Triple Crown so I’m very happy to have him write the first guest post here on Pie asked me the other day if I wanted to write something for his blog “Pie on the Trail” and I immediately jumped […]

Journals from the CDT and an Update

Hello Friends So there hasn’t been much activity on the blog over the past six months due to me Thru – Hiking the Continental Divide Trail in the summer and travelling in Asia since then. The CDT was a phenomenal experience and I shared some of those experiences in a series of Blogs over at The […]

10 Tips to Reduce the Weight of your Backpack

As I start getting my gear squared away for the CDT I was re reading some of my favourite books and watching some Youtube videos to inspire me to keep my pack weight down. I thought I’d write out 10 of my favourite tips for reducing the weight of your pack. In no way am […]

My Approach to Eating Healthier on the CDT

Hike, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. That’s really all it comes down to when Thru Hiking. Hike as far as you want to, stay fed and get enough rest to enable you to keep hiking day after day. In My first post on The Trek I talked about all the ways I’m starting to get ready for […]

The Wonders of Iceland

From the airport we were picked up by the shuttle service from the Blue Lagoon Spa. They whisked us off to the spa, with our faces pressed against the glass taking in the stark surroundings. If you search for things to do in Iceland, hitting up the Blue Lagoon is at the top of the list for a good reason.

Maxpedition Fatboy GTG – Small Shoulder Bag Review

I’ve been using some form of the Maxpedition Fatboy for over five years. I picked up my first one in 2010 just before heading off on a trip through Mexico, Cuba and Central America. A few years later I left it in a hostel in Argentina, by the time I realised and called the hostel it was nowhere to be found.

Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time in the USA over the past few years. Working at a summer camp in New York state in 2010 and 2011, road tripping in 2014 and Thru Hiking the AT in 2015. There are some points in here I think many Americans may not realise about their wonderful country. Feel free to agree with me, disagree with me and question me in the comments.