Sydnee Tigert

My name is Sydnee. I was once voted "Most Likely to Survive the Apocalypse". I am a PCT 2018 hopeful.

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FAQ for the Worry Wart in Your Life

FAQ for the Worry Wart in Your Life

An actual conversation I had with my mother tonight went something like this: Mom: Are you going to be sleeping in the trees? Me: You mean, like,

Nov 30, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
The Pre-Trail Blues

The Pre-Trail Blues

It’s only November.  And if you’re anything like me, your mind is already in April.  My mind is in Campo, California. I’m planning a resupply

Nov 23, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
How to Cut Costs on Your Gear List

How to Cut Costs on Your Gear List

For the majority of thru-hikers, accumulating the gear needed for a PCT thru-hike is the most costly expense (between food, travel, gear, and town). 

Oct 23, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
The Hunt for Gear at the REI Garage Sale

The Hunt for Gear at the REI Garage Sale

Early Bird Gets the Gear If you're an avid backpacker, chances are you know about the REI garage sale.  If you don't have one near you, I'm terribly

Oct 15, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
Luxury Items: Am I Ultralight Yet?

Luxury Items: Am I Ultralight Yet?

Stepping into the world of ultralight backpacking is scary and judgmental and... expensive.  It's intimidating.  It can make one feel like failure is

Oct 9, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
Good Hygiene Matters.  Period.

Good Hygiene Matters. Period.

There's pride in being hikertrash Yes, smelling like nothing you've ever smelt before is something for which to feel truly accomplished on the

Sep 28, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
It Starts With Water

It Starts With Water

Introduction When I was fifteen years old, I told my mom that on my sixteenth birthday, I would set out on a hike out west.  I'd trust strangers,

Sep 25, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert