I like knives, I own a lot. I use many different types and sizes on a regular basis. For an ultralight backpacking knife, I have specific requirements that need to be met before I consider adding the weight to my pack. When I’m going on an ultralight backpacking
Thru-Hiking the Continental Divide Trail was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. This is my advice for future Continental Divide Trail hikers.
The Blackrock Gear Original is an ultralight goose down option when you need serious warmth for your noggin. Blackrock Gear provided me with the down hat for testing on my thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail in 2017. After using it every day on the hike
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..
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.
Choosing the best socks for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail or any major hike is something that deserves careful consideration. I’ve talked about my go-to hiking shoes, but never what socks I use. So, in this post, I’m going to go over what I look for…
Thru-hiking is an evolutionary process. I thought I knew it all when I headed out on the Appalachian Trail in 2015, but experience is the best teacher and I learned a lot. On the Continental Divide Trail in 2017 I faced a very different set of challenges but managed to “embrace the brutality” and learned even more.
In this review, I’m going to be comparing two models of Bedrock Sandals, The Classics, and The Cairn Pros. I’m a big proponent of the “barefoot movement” and try to spend as much time as possible without anything on my feet. This often isn’t practical so…
The Orno UL from Big Agnes is a bomber 0 degree Fahrenheit sleeping bag, it may be the reason I switch back to a mummy-style sleeping bag. Below is a story about making the switch during my 2017 hike of the Continental Divide Trail.
How my mindset has changed through doing my Triple Crown. Before the Appalachian Trail I had finished college, gone out to the “real world” and realised I had no direction in life.