Jack Paulk

Some call me Judge. I'm a 2019 Appalachian Trail thru-hike hopeful headed northbound. Coincidentally I currently work for a small outfitter known as REI. Follow me on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ITMbHiEaMh4v4aI4MQRew

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Do Your Shoes Fit? Common Problems and Solutions

Do Your Shoes Fit? Common Problems and Solutions

I have worked at REI for the past two years and in my time there I have seen a lot of messed up feet. Blisters, bunions, and busted toes are common

Feb 12, 2019 : Jack Paulk
Why I Am Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why I Am Hiking the Appalachian Trail

It's Camino season over at REI. For some reason this time of year we get many customers planning their trip to do the Camino de Santiago in Spain. If

Feb 11, 2019 : Jack Paulk
I Decided to Skip Georgia, and Maybe You Should Too

I Decided to Skip Georgia, and Maybe You Should Too

For my 23rd birthday I made my almost annual pilgrimage to the North Georgia mountains with my dad. He had never been on a backpacking trip, and with

Jan 2, 2019 : Jack Paulk
Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

TerraFlex or TerraFlop? Well, I guess it depends on what your use will be. I've been running in the Xero Shoes TerraFlex for roughly six months

Dec 6, 2018 : Jack Paulk
DIY Simple Shoulder Pouch for Backpacks

DIY Simple Shoulder Pouch for Backpacks

I need a shoulder pouch. A downfall of some ultralight backpacks, like my Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400, is the lack of features. One of

Nov 24, 2018 : Jack Paulk
Training in the Swamps of Florida

Training in the Swamps of Florida

What comes to mind when you hear about Florida? Images of white, sandy beaches, picturesque sunrises, beautiful blue oceans may appear; oh, and the

Sep 25, 2018 : Jack Paulk