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Pox & Puss Episode #70 – Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

Pox & Puss Episode #70 – Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

In this episode we talk with Dan Koeppel about his article The Legend of Baltimore Jack in Outside magazine. Dan was searching for an article to write for Outside when...

Sep 23, 2019 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Over 2,190 miles of coiled roots, sharp rocks, loose gravel, thick mud, slick leaves, snow past my knees, sheets of ice, wobbly wooden boards, river fords, and seemingly never-ending climbs...

Dec 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Three Strategies for Dealing with Heartburn while Thru-Hiking

Three Strategies for Dealing with Heartburn while Thru-Hiking

Heartburn while hiking can really take it out of you. Here are some strategies to reduce heartburn so you can get back to enjoying the wilderness.

Nov 21, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Ruck Review:  Getting Ready for a Long Distance Hike

Ruck Review: Getting Ready for a Long Distance Hike

When I was preparing to hike the Pacific Crest Trail last year, I was looking for any information that I could get. It was my first long distance hike and...

Mar 29, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
Beyond Gear: A 36-Point Planning Checklist for Health, Home, and Finances

Beyond Gear: A 36-Point Planning Checklist for Health, Home, and Finances

It’s easy to think that getting the right gear is the key to a successful thru-hike. Building the ideal kit for your hiking style certainly does make your hike more...

Feb 6, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
Why Western Medicine Misses the Mark on Lyme Disease: An Interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner

Why Western Medicine Misses the Mark on Lyme Disease: An Interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner

As it turns out, everything we've been told about Lyme disease is wrong. Conventional wisdom states that Lyme disease results from being bitten by a deer tick infected with a certain strain of

Jun 23, 2016 : Zach
Health and Body: 5 Rarely Discussed Realities of Thru-Hiking the AT

Health and Body: 5 Rarely Discussed Realities of Thru-Hiking the AT

Hiking is hard on the body. As a thru-hiker, you start this journey with the expectation of blisters, sore muscles, and fatigue. But are you aware of some of the other...

Mar 14, 2016 : Rachel Cheatham
The Power of Feet

The Power of Feet

If I've learned anything from hiking, it is the power of feet. Since I do not wear anything as restrictive as hiking boots on my hands, I have my opposable...

Feb 11, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
Report: Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus “Worse Than Lyme Disease”

Report: Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus “Worse Than Lyme Disease”

If thoughts of Lyme Disease were enough to keep you up at night, you might want to hide under covers after hearing this: Powassan Virus infections are reportedly on the rise....

Apr 10, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable Its crunch time! Saving money and working overtime might be your life at the moment, but in months or weeks (depending on when you...

Jan 2, 2015 : Wolfgang