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Three Strategies for Dealing with Heartburn while Thru-Hiking

Three Strategies for Dealing with Heartburn while Thru-Hiking

My 2017 PCT thru-hike didn’t quite go as planned. Due to some medical issues, I went home from Lone Pine and took about five weeks off-trail. After sorting myself out,...

Nov 21, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Ibuprofen for Backpacking: Why It’s Probably A Bad Idea

Ibuprofen for Backpacking: Why It’s Probably A Bad Idea

Pain.  It's one of the few inevitabilities associated with long distance backpacking.  Even those in the best of condition will face pain at some point during their journey- early and often is

Sep 2, 2015 : Zach
Anatomy of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker’s First Aid Kit

Anatomy of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker’s First Aid Kit

In addition to being the mom of a 2014 thru-hiker, I’m a registered nurse and EMT.  So I have given Sarah’s first aid kit a lot of thought. The everyday...

Feb 27, 2014 : HikerMom