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Hunting Down Backpacking Gear On A Budget

Hunting Down Backpacking Gear On A Budget

Thru-hiking is expensive. Sure, you can go to Wal-Mart or Amazon and get nearly everything you need, but most of it will weigh a ton and be poor quality, or...

Jan 13, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
Budget Ultralight Big 3

Budget Ultralight Big 3

Big 3 Budget Ultralight As many of you may know or may not know my entire backpack was stolen during my A.T. Thru-hike in 2016 in Duncanon, PA. I now have...

Apr 19, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Cook Kits

Cook Kits

Have you every taken a look at your current cook kit and asked yourself how can I make it lighter? Well I have and this is what I have found...

Apr 18, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp

Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp

Are You on a budget and looking for a new shelter? Look no further than the Paria Outdoor Products Sanctuary Siltarp weighing in at a total package weight of 20.5oz...

Feb 21, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
We’re Going to Need A Bigger Wallet

We’re Going to Need A Bigger Wallet

There are a lot of funks that can come from the AT and I'm not talking about the smells...

Jan 27, 2016 : Molly Brown
An Honest Conversation About Money (in Three Parts)

An Honest Conversation About Money (in Three Parts)

Part 1: A Financial Snapshot, and Plans for the AT   TL;DR: with a little financial awareness, planning, and hard work, money doesn’t have to stop you from hiking the

Jan 26, 2016 : Nichole Young
Saving money pre-hiking

Saving money pre-hiking

  When I finished paying for school, in January, saving for the hike became my first financial priority. Of course, in a minimum wage job, saving is a challenge. Especially...

Oct 25, 2015 : Victoria Ketteringham
Travel hacking the AT: Part One- Intro

Travel hacking the AT: Part One- Intro

One reason (admittedly not the strongest) I never thought I'd hike the AT was that it cost a lot of money. As I looked into it, REALLY a lot of...

Sep 9, 2015 : Dawn Webster
8 Foods You Will Avoid After Hiking the AT

8 Foods You Will Avoid After Hiking the AT

Hikers love food. Hikers love town food. Hikers do not love hiker food. If you are a thru-hiker or long distance hiker on a budget, you probably ate a lot...

Dec 17, 2014 : Megan "VoldeMeg" Thompson