Backpacking food

Our Favorite Three-Ingredient Backpacking Meals

Our Favorite Three-Ingredient Backpacking Meals

...For When You Hate Everything in Your Food Bag The first few hundred miles of your hike will be a blissful, face-stuffing party of Snickers and pasta sides, but soon...

Jul 28, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

Let’s face it: thru-hiker food generally sucks. Food that is cheap, portable, lightweight, and durable enough to last through trail conditions is typically chock-full of preservatives (namely

Jul 20, 2020 : Jordan Bowman
Some Guy’s (Mostly) Plant-Based Resupply

Some Guy’s (Mostly) Plant-Based Resupply

  "Vegan PCT? Hmm, not much there. Plant-based PCT? Nope. Vegan thru-hike? Ah, this is alright," I said to myself as I stared at a Google search bar, waiting for...

Mar 12, 2020 : Logan Nigh
The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

A short, fun guide on how to pinch pennies during a thru hike when it comes to getting clean, food resupply, gear, shelter, and more!

Dec 6, 2016 : Stubbs
Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

A funny look at the differences between Day Hikers, Section Hikers, and Thru Hikers.

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

" The mighty Sierra, miles in height, and so gloriously colored and so radiant, it seemed not clothed with light but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some...

Jun 27, 2016 : Digger
A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Through all the excitement, there's less exciting aspects of a thru-hike (for me anyway) that I experience on a daily basis. As of right now, it goes something like this:

Jun 25, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
Trail Magic, a hikers request.

Trail Magic, a hikers request.

Trail Magic It’s a burning hot day in Pennsylvania. I've seen 3 rattlesnakes already today sunning themselves on the exposed ridges. Luckily I had me earbuds out to hear all...

Jun 21, 2016 : Oliver Hudgins
Fire Between Walker Pass And Kennedy Meadows

Fire Between Walker Pass And Kennedy Meadows

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. - UPDATE: 250 firefighters burning the Chimney Fire, with zero-percent containment. A brush fire burning in a remote part of Tulare County is visible in parts of...

Jun 2, 2016 : Digger
The Hiker Box Diaries: Episode 2

The Hiker Box Diaries: Episode 2

HIKER BOX DIARIES: Episode 2 (Julian to Big Bear) The PCT is a great time. The people are nice, the terrain is mostly agreeable and the weather is mostly sunny....

May 7, 2016 : Digger