I'm a freelance writer and devoted yogi. I completed my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and have been missing trail life ever since. I might not be the nomad I once was, but my current home in Colorado isn't a bad place to rest. I dream of the day all my belongings can fit in a backpack again. Until then, I am here to lend a hand to all the gear junkies, hiker trash, and outdoor lovers alike. Feel free to follow me on Instagram @madidragna
ENO is one of the most popular hammock brands seen on the trail. In my post, 10 Gear Tips for Couples (& Partners), I had mentioned a double
Water is plentiful on the trail from springs, streams, rivers, and ponds… but not every clear water source should be trusted. Some hikers have
The Gregory Sage 55 is a women’s internal frame pack made for the female body. I highly recommend this pack if you are a petite hiker because
I have been thinking way too much about headlamps lately. I think a headlamp might be my favorite piece of gear. Believe it or not, my first hiking
I decided to hike the trail only two months before leaving for Georgia. I got a second job and saved as much money as I could. I had no other choice
Alright hikers, I know most of you don’t stretch as much as you should. Don’t get all nervous over the title of this post. Everything listed will be
Either you’re hiking with a friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse or you finally lost the title of ‘pink-blazer’ and bagged you a broad, hiking with
Looking for a long distance backpacking sleeping pad? Appalachian Trials Gear Aficionado reviews the popuular NeoAir EXT + NeoAir Trekker.
Salomon trail runners and boots have become extremely popular among thru-hikers. I happened to wear the Salomon’s XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 & XA PRO 3D
The following offers a full guide to outfitters along the Appalachian Trail, including mileage marker, distance from the trail, selection, and mail drops.