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50 Ultralight Backpacking Tips – FREE eBook
In this post, I’m giving you a sneak peek into my FREE Ultralight Backpacking Tips Book by sharing the first ten tips. At any time you can simply enter your email address to sign up for my newsletter and you’ll get the full book…
Lightweight Backpacking Gear on a Budget
Picking up lightweight backpacking gear on a budget can be tough. If you’re outfitting yourself with lighter gear you’ll soon realize costs add up. In this post, I’m going to give you a bunch of tips to lighten your load without breaking the bank.
How to Stop Blisters from Forming
In this post I’m going to show you how to stop blisters from forming and teach you the best way to deal with them if it’s already too late. Getting blisters when backpacking and hiking is a pretty miserable experience. It hurts, it slows you down and..
10 Uses for a Sit Pad on a Backpacking Trip
Using a sit pad for hiking is a fairly common practice. I decided to come up with 10 Uses for a sit pad on a backpacking trip to show you how useful they can be. I’ll also talk about what sit pad I use out on the trail.
How to Reduce the Weight of your Backpack
Learning how to reduce the weight of your backpack is a key skill for the outdoors. As I start getting my gear squared away for the CDT I was re-reading some of my favorite books and watching some Youtube videos to inspire me to keep my pack weight down.
Eating Healthier on a Thru Hike
Eating Healthier on a Thru-Hike is not an easy thing to do. Hike, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. That’s really all it comes down to when Thru-Hiking. Hike as far as you want to, eat and get enough rest to enable you to keep hiking day after day. In My first post…
How to Pack a Backpack for Hiking and Camping
I created this video to share how to pack a backpack for hiking when you’re out in the woods. It’s a collaboration between a bunch of cool backpackers on Youtube. Check out all the gear that is currently in my backpack in this article. Check out the video and all the others in the playlist here.
How to Prepare for the Continental Divide Trail
This is an excerpt from my first post for www.thetrek.co on how to prepare for the Continental Divide Trail. Myself, Click and Cheesebeard are setting off on a southbound hike on the Continental Divide Trail in June 2017 and although the hike is a…
Adjusting to Life at Home After the Appalachian Trail
At first being home was pretty strange, however, I’ll be honest and say that making the transition from trail life back to so-called “normal” hasn’t been as difficult as I expected it to be. I’m going to discuss the things I’ve found difficult about adjusting..
Appalachian Trail Food List – What I Ate On My Thru Hike
Having received a few questions I want to share my Appalachian Trail food list. Food on a thru-hike is an important part of the puzzle. First of all let me just say that in no way is the food I will be eating on the trail healthy, it’s not, far from it.