food

What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

Many hikers earn unique trail names while hiking. These can be funny names; Bear for having a loud snore or hearty appetite. Others stick when a person does something quirky or...

Mar 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Awe yeah! Five days and I am so pumped! Southwest emailed me, "your trip is around the corner." I replied "oh you have no idea, Southwest!" Five years ago I...

Mar 3, 2017 : Alli Huggins
Food for Thought: Hiking Stoveless

Food for Thought: Hiking Stoveless

To some hikers, it’s the unthinkable! No warm meals? Not on the trail at least. It makes the long haul into town that much more gratifying! Some people dehydrate food...

Feb 14, 2017 : Stubbs
Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time in the USA over the past few years. Working at a summer camp in New York state in 2010 and 2011,...

Feb 10, 2017 : Pie
99 Problems but a Stove Ain’t One

99 Problems but a Stove Ain’t One

Going "no-cook" isn't groundbreaking. I'm not the first and I won't be the last. But going stoveless isn't for everyone. Some people need that warm meal at the end of...

Feb 7, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
In Praise of Junk Food

In Praise of Junk Food

I’ve never been known for moderation.  When something interests me, I tend to go off the deep end, flinging myself totally into the task.  So it’s only natural that given...

Feb 3, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Trail Food Hacks, Part 2:  More work, more taste

Trail Food Hacks, Part 2: More work, more taste

/a> . Vegetarian options Most of my meals include meat, but almost all can be adapted for a vegetarian diet. In that case I would probably buy more freeze-dried vegetables, add...

Dec 20, 2016 : Linda Vance
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

Just to get this off the table, this isn’t an article about budgeting before hitting the trail. I would be absolutely horrible in providing such advice since I invest a...

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?

An older hiker whose name I sadly can’t remember (I have the memory of a 90 year old), once told me a joke that goes a little like this: "There...

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs
Something to chew on

Something to chew on

I have a confession. From the moment I decided to take on the AT, I have been completely and hopelessly gear-obsessed. Countless hours immersed in Google land searching: “ultralight tents,”...

Aug 28, 2016 : Amber Jensen