Stephen Eren

500 miles by dog sled, 500 miles by kayak, 4000 miles by trail, and dozens of Chinese buffets in between. NoBo (duh) AT thru hiker class of 2014 with a prodigious pack made in my basement. 3 seasons as a Wilderness Ranger from the Sierras to Shining Rock. Founder of Deep South Mountaineering; makin' a little gear and swag on the side. Bojangles chewin', Mate sippin', Hokie. Pride of Durham, NC. My two Huskies call the shots. Most call me Lorax, FlugelHorn, or Ranger Reynolds (if ya nasty).

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Gifts Worth Giving: 8 Places to do Your Holiday Shopping

Gifts Worth Giving: 8 Places to do Your Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of the year folks! Whatever your creed or beliefs, chances are you're going to have to buy something for someone in the next few

Dec 13, 2016 : Stephen Eren
Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina™ 32

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina™ 32

The UltraLamina 32 is one of the most underrated sleeping bags in the woods. I took the plunge before my 2014 thru hike and couldn't have been more

Apr 1, 2016 : Stephen Eren
The 9 Best Non-Profits to Work for on the Appalachian Trail

The 9 Best Non-Profits to Work for on the Appalachian Trail

Want to work on the Appalachian Trail? Here are 9 direct links to employment pages of ground breaking stewardship organizations. The ATC is the

Mar 17, 2016 : Stephen Eren
Invasive Species: The AT Under Attack

Invasive Species: The AT Under Attack

Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) take over and destroy habitats. Over the past hundred years, thousands of alien plants, animals, and assorted

Mar 3, 2016 : Stephen Eren
Thru Hiker Hacks for Your Spice Kit

Thru Hiker Hacks for Your Spice Kit

Cooking in the backcountry can get bland and monotonous fast. You carried the food all day, the last thing you want to do is not finish or waste it

Feb 18, 2016 : Stephen Eren
Worth the Weight: 7 Things that Carry Themselves

Worth the Weight: 7 Things that Carry Themselves

A hiker can go mad trying to slim their gear list down to Ultralight. I'm here to proudly put stuff back on your back. To some, long distance hiking

Feb 4, 2016 : Stephen Eren