Allison Kieley

Like most twentysomethings, I'm a hot mess. Not the bad kind of hot mess that you find drunk and crying alone in the bathroom of a bar, but the kind who is willing to admit that sometimes your life is in shambles. In my semi-shambley life I'm wearing the hats of a nanny, server, and super dedicated Beyoncé fan. Two of the previous three occupations have helped me save up enough money to finally make my dreams of thru hiking the A.T. a reality and I will set out NOBO for Katahdin March 13, 2014.

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Periods While Backpacking: The Bloody Truth About Menstruation on the Trail

Periods While Backpacking: The Bloody Truth About Menstruation on the Trail

The Bloody Truth about getting your period while backpacking? IT SUCKS. Dealing with those 3-7 days every month in the real world is just about

Apr 1, 2014 : Allison Kieley
7 Lessons Learned in 7 Days on the Appalachian Trail

7 Lessons Learned in 7 Days on the Appalachian Trail

1. Hiking is hard Unless you are training for the AT by hiking the AT with a full pack, you'll be in for a rude awakening. 2. Your feet will

Mar 23, 2014 : Allison Kieley
5 Tips for Being a Better Social Media Stranger

5 Tips for Being a Better Social Media Stranger

From Likes to Shares and Retweets to Pins, information posted on the internet can go viral with a blink of an eye. Granted, most 'information' that

Mar 10, 2014 : Allison Kieley
How to Get Sponsored for Your Thru-Hike

How to Get Sponsored for Your Thru-Hike

"I keep my mind on my money my money on my mind..." For those of you not familiar with Snoop Dogg's hit track Gear List post last week, I laid out

Feb 26, 2014 : Allison Kieley
Appalachian Trail Gear List 2014

Appalachian Trail Gear List 2014

Alright folks, I now present my 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Gear List. Below is a list of everything I will be carrying for my hike, its weight

Feb 24, 2014 : Allison Kieley
Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

Shamelessly modeling my Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Jacket, Osprey Exos 58 Pack and making sure my Frogg Toggs (and GoPro) are as water

Feb 22, 2014 : Allison Kieley
Hiking in Cold Weather

Hiking in Cold Weather

With temperatures dipping below those on the surface of Mars, Neck Gaiter, $28, 1 oz. *my neck gaiter is from a small shop in New Zealand, but it

Jan 3, 2014 : Allison Kieley
Five Steps Towards Avoiding Injury

Five Steps Towards Avoiding Injury

Upon embarking on a ~2,200 mile journey travelled solely by foot (see what I did there?) one can expect their fair share of minor injuries.

Dec 19, 2013 : Allison Kieley
On Health and Being Mindful

On Health and Being Mindful

Watch this first. I'm not a health guru. I wouldn't even consider myself a "healthy" person. I'm the kind of person that scoffs at the oh

Dec 12, 2013 : Allison Kieley
My Lists

My Lists

In hopes of doing everything possible to ensure a successful thru hike, my three lists go public to the world wide web. I am thru-hiking the

Nov 20, 2013 : Allison Kieley