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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...

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 it...

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...

What Do You Eat?

In case you’re not sure what type of food to bring to the trail, here is a non-exhaustive list of backpacker friendly foods to give you some ideas. These are just my favorites, but you’ll find your own favorites. The most important thing to remember is to eat what you like to...

Shelter and Campsite Etiquette

After my first day of hiking in Georgia, I arrived at Hawk Mountain shelter to find the whole area packed. I claimed my tent spot among the thirty-some other tents, then I headed toward the stream. On my way through camp, I witnessed two guys who were starting a fire in the fire pit...

Trail Days 2013

Trail Days will be next weekend, May 17-19. This will be my third year going, and let me say, I absolutely love Trail Days!  Here’s why: The camaraderie.  If you’re new to the trail community, you’ll find it to be very welcoming.  If you’ve been hiking for awhile...