Paul Bronco Fuzinski

My name is Paul "Bronco" Fuzinski, Appalachian Trail 2015 Thru-Hiker turned environmentalist and blogger. Besides having an obvious passion for backpacking, I also enjoy traveling, writing music, making travel videos, cycling, paddle sports, strength training, eating (excessively) and being weird.

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10 Motivational Thoughts for a Successful Thru-Hike

10 Motivational Thoughts for a Successful Thru-Hike

I woke up this morning and started reading a book that my Grandfather gave me the other day titled “Make Your Bed” by Admiral William H. McRaven, a

May 25, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
Going Light Vs Being Comfortable

Going Light Vs Being Comfortable

Before I started my thru-hike in 2015, I was obsessive about getting my pack as light as possible. I cut the tags out of my clothing, spent thousands

Apr 27, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
Water You Doing?

Water You Doing?

In this day and age we tend to take water for granted, at least here in the United States. We turn on the faucet and out it flows. It is immediately

Mar 30, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
Fire: Human Heritage, Survival, and Hanging Out

Fire: Human Heritage, Survival, and Hanging Out

According to Danger Zone of course. Somewhere, there is some form of combustion taking place to create the energy that powers that light bulb

Mar 16, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
The Hardest Part Is Coming Home

The Hardest Part Is Coming Home

In the cold early Maine morning Luna and I climbed into the car surrounded by the mountains that had been our home for nearly six months. It didn’t

Mar 9, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
Thru Hiking, The Embodiment of Minimalism.

Thru Hiking, The Embodiment of Minimalism.

For me long distance backpacking is synonymous with minimalism, an escape from both mental and physical clutter. When you step out onto the trail

Mar 2, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
Hints for Planning, Prepping, and Resupplying Food on the AT

Hints for Planning, Prepping, and Resupplying Food on the AT

Christening the Poptart Food is the fuel that keeps your hiking machine running and prevents you from cannibalizing your trail family. Nobody

Feb 16, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
Better Late Than Never: Starting a NOBO Thru-Hike in May

Better Late Than Never: Starting a NOBO Thru-Hike in May

Everything my fiancé Luna and I had read prior to setting out on the Appalachian Trail told us that we should start a northbound hike from anywhere

Feb 2, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski