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 […]

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.

How to Pack a Backpack for Hiking and Camping

I created this video to share how I like to pack my backpack when I go out in the woods. It’s a collaboration between a bunch of cool backpackers on Youtube, check out my video and all the others in the playlist.

5 Ways I’m Preparing for the CDT

Although the hike is a long way off I’m already starting to prepare. I feel a lot of people can benefit from this information whether you’ve completed a thru-hike in the past or not.

What to Pack for Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

In my somewhat limited research for the Annapurna Circuit I didn’t come across much information on what I should bring on the hike. There was some information on what to bring on a hike to Everest Base camp and there are plenty of similarities but here’s what I brought and why. I’m writing this article […]

Hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2017

Never Again. After climbing mount Katahdin in 2015 and completing my Thru Hike of the Appalachian Trail I said I’d never hike a long trail like that again. Once was enough right? Never again… So fast forward a little bit to early 2016, Cheesebeard and Click announce that they are indeed hiking the Pacific Crest […]

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

After a long and arduous journey from Tokyo we arrived in Kathmandu, colourful, crazy, congested Kathmandu. After the clean streets and iced coffees of Tokyo, Kathmandu came as a shock. Our taxi ride from the airport to the tourist area of Thamel gave us a taste of what was to come. Crazy driving and traffic, […]