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Use it, Wear it,  Understand it, Return it, Explore it

Use it, Wear it, Understand it, Return it, Explore it

Can you believe I'm at the three/ four week point of take off? Well, it also depends a lot on Mother

Feb 13th : Elizabeth Connolly
Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

When I first started doing research, reading about the trail and talking to experienced hikers about

Feb 12th : The Stones
Trail Wisdom: Sayings, Proverbs and Mantras

Trail Wisdom: Sayings, Proverbs and Mantras

If a thru hike does nothing else, it gives you a lot of time to think. On any given day my thoug

Feb 9th : Bug Juice
13 Things 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need to Know

13 Things 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need to Know

Setting out to thru-hike is a complicated, somewhat overwhelming process, and it's impossible to kno

Feb 6th : The Editors
Dogs and the Smokies

Dogs and the Smokies

  Howard Baker Hobo the Wonder Dog Howdy hikers, Kevin here! In my thru hike of 2k16, I’ve enco

Feb 4th : Kevin Arsenijevic
Number Crunching: Thru-Hike Budget Breakdown (Part 2!)

Number Crunching: Thru-Hike Budget Breakdown (Part 2!)

Do you love numbers, charts, and explanations of things? Do you aspire to take detailed data about y

Jan 31st : Mischa Egolf
Hygiene Tips and Tricks for Fearless Female Hikers

Hygiene Tips and Tricks for Fearless Female Hikers

DISCLAIMER: If you're a dude, turn back now, because this post is all about pooping and periods. Sor

Jan 31st : The Stones
How to Answer the “Bear Question” or: Planning for the (Eventually) Inevitable

How to Answer the “Bear Question” or: Planning for the (Eventually) Inevitable

In the months leading up to my 2016 AT thru-hike, the number one question asked by friends and famil

Jan 27th : Chris Kummer
Putting My Best Foot Forward

Putting My Best Foot Forward

The AT has already humbled me, and I haven't even started. It's been a minute since my last post,

Jan 26th : KT Saunders
A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting Myself (and My Sofa) Back in Shape before My Thru Hike

A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting Myself (and My Sofa) Back in Shape before My Thru Hike

I’m 15 weeks out from stepping on the trail and getting serious about my training plan. I’d been st

Jan 17th : Deane Giordano