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Welcome! My goal is to help you feel more confident in the backcountry through informative articles and tutorials. Check out my Hiking Gear Guides, Backpacking Skills Articles and Trip Reports & Gear Lists from recent adventures.

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CDT Trail Journals and an Update

CDT Trail Journals and an Update

The CDT was a phenomenal experience and I shared some of those experiences in my CDT Trail Journals at The Trek Rather than here on my website.

How to Reduce the Weight of your Backpack

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

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

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

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…

Annapurna Circuit Packing List

Annapurna Circuit Packing List

In my research, I didn’t come across Annapurna Circuit packing lists so I thought I should put my own together. 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.

Packing List for a Winter Hike in Finland

Packing List for a Winter Hike in Finland

In this post, I’m going to go over my packing list for a winter hike in Finland. If you’ve read my recent post about my Trip to Singapore/Malaysia then you will have seen that I went on a short day hike. I realized it was the first time I’d been…

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

This post is all about my experiences hiking the Annapurna Circuit in 2016. Let’s dive in! After a long and arduous journey from Tokyo, we arrived in Kathmandu, colourful, crazy, congested Kathmandu.

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I’m Paul “Pie” Ingram a British dude living in Finland who hikes all over the world. I love helping people to get out and hike by writing articles on backpacking skills and ultralight gear.. Read More

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