Stacia Bennett

Teacher turned nomad. Nursing student and aspiring travel nurse. Full-time RV living. Appalachian Trail thru-hike-attempt-turned-long-ass-section hiker. Lover and trainer of dogs. Out There Podcast ambassador. Next long hike: Colorado Trail, and finally finishing the AT

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Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes of the Southeast

Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes of the Southeast

When many people think of mountains, it's easy for the mind to immediately turn to the splendor of the Rockies, the majesty of the High Sierra, or

Aug 9, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree

Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy 45-Degree Sleeping Bag Basic specs Brand: Therm-a-Rest Product Name: Space Cowboy 45-degree Sleeping Bag

Jul 16, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Everything You Need to Know About Waterproof Fabrics

Everything You Need to Know About Waterproof Fabrics

Waterproof fabric technology has come a long way since its humble complicated chemical beginnings in Bob Gore's laboratory. I'll spare you the

Apr 7, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

As of March 7th, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has 2,090 northbound thru-hikers registered through their voluntary registration system. As the

Mar 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

The Appalachian Trail Kickoff, or ATKO, is an annual event held in early March. This event has been going on for 18 years, and continues to get

Feb 10, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

"What's the weather like in Georgia in the spring?" is one of what seems like millions of questions that thru-hiker hopefuls ask each year, over and

Feb 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs: Model: Blackbird Lightweight Double Layer Hammock Brand: Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as

Jan 31, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Backpacking With Dogs: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

Backpacking With Dogs: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

There are lots of obvious things you need when backpacking with dogs. Maybe a dog backpack (I highly recommend THESE by Groundbird Gear), a leash

Aug 6, 2017 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Essentials for Women: The Pee Rag

Gear Essentials for Women: The Pee Rag

Ok, I know what you are wondering. What the heck is a pee rag?? Actually, if you've spent any time at all on a long trail you've probably heard of

Mar 14, 2017 : Stacia Bennett
Dogs and The Smokies: What You Need to Know

Dogs and The Smokies: What You Need to Know

There's nothing quite like heading into the great outdoors with my best friends. Those best friends happen to have four legs and waggy tails, and

Feb 27, 2017 : Stacia Bennett