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Outdoor Retailers Lack of Plus-Size Options

I have heard a lot of talk recently about how the outdoor industry doesn’t do a good enough job producing women’s gear, such as in this Appalachian Trials article. Or more particularly, the women’s gear they do produce primarily comes in colors like pink, purple, and...

Interview with Adventure Skirt-Maker Mandy Bland

I first bumped into Mandy “Purple Rain” Bland along the AT in New Hampshire. Even 1,800 miles in, she was still bubbling with enthusiasm. As is the fluidity of the trail, I didn’t see her again after our brief meeting. Imagine my surprise when I saw a Facebook post over...

The Most Reliable Campstove

I bought my MSR Pocket Rocket back in 2010 for my first ever backpacking trip. What attracted me to the stove was that it was so compact, lightweight, and reasonably priced. I figured since it was only $40, if I wasn’t happy with it I could buy another one down the line. Turns out...

Wild Movie Review and Giveaway

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Wild for months now. I read the book two years ago after I finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, and I was absolutely thrilled when I found out there would be a movie. I had to wait for the movie to be released in my city, and this past weekend...

The Pee Rag

I’ve heard a lot about pee rags from other hiker girls, but I have always thought the concept was kind of gross. I’ve been putting off trying it until recently, and now I think I will always use one in the future. Pee rags are pretty simple: just use a bandana to dry yourself...

AT Creative Non-Fiction Pieces

I’ll admit that I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit.  And I am sorry about that.  It wasn’t out of laziness, however. First of all, I moved to Denver recently.  I must say, Colorado is as awesome as everyone says it is. I’ve also been working on some articles...