My New E-Book is Available for Purchase

My New E-Book is Available for Purchase

Hello readers, Thank you all for following me and reading my articles. This blog has grown so much and accumulated more followers than I ever thought it would. I have two announcements: 1) I spent the winter writing an e-book and it is finally available for purchase on Amazon Kindle. It’s titled “The Appalachian Trail … Continue reading

Dangers of the Trail and How to Avoid Them

Dangers of the Trail and How to Avoid Them

In my spare time, I like to research trip ideas, mountain ranges, and travel destinations. My current obsessions is the Himalayas in Nepal and India. Do a Google search for “hiking the Himalayas” and the very first page provides an article about a Belgian woman who was decapitated during her trip and the murderer was … Continue reading

Why You Should do Yoga while Hiking

Why You Should do Yoga while Hiking

After a day of hiking, you might develop what is referred to as “the hiker hobble.” It’s when you wake up in the morning (or get up after a long break), and all of your muscles are stiff. You inevitably have to hobble around camp for a few minutes before you have full range of … Continue reading

How to Choose a Tent

How to Choose a Tent

So, you’re going to be living in the woods for six months straight. You need a tent. There are plenty of great tents on the market that come in a lots of different styles and prices. How do you choose one? Things to Consider While Tent Shopping: Are you sure you want a tent, or … Continue reading

Diva Cup Review and Giveaway!

Diva Cup Review and Giveaway!

*I was not paid for this review. I recently decided to try out the Diva Cup because I thought it might be good to bring backpacking. I hit up the company and asked them to donate one to me, which they so kindly did. I actually ended up liking it a lot, and I’ll probably use … Continue reading

Guest Contributor: To Each Their Own

Guest Contributor: To Each Their Own

So, you’ve been planning a thru-hike on the AT…or maybe a bike tour or a backpacking trip across Canada or some other wild adenture. Chances are, if you’re planning a long hike, you’ve been asked if you’ve read Wild or A Walk in the Woods, those being the only sources to the long trails many people have. If … Continue reading

Hair Care on the Trail

Hair Care on the Trail

I have always prided myself on having long, healthy hair. I think the inner-hippie in me liked having long hair. Naturally, when I decided to do a thru-hike, taking care of my hair was a big concern for me. I used Dr. Bronner’s Magic Liquid Soap (2 oz. bottle, lavender scent) for shampoo. It also makes … Continue reading

How Not to Be a Creep on the Trail

How Not to Be a Creep on the Trail

My recent article for Appalachian Trials, How to Avoid Creeps on the Trail, was such a success that I’ve decided to write a part 2. This article is for the guys in the hiker community. Let me make it clear first, that I think the vast majority of hiker guys are nice and not creepy … Continue reading