money

The Hard and Fast Numbers of the Appalachian Trail

The Hard and Fast Numbers of the Appalachian Trail

Well, I did it. I started April 22 and finished Aug. 31. In 132 days (four months and nine days), I took every step between Springer Mountain in Georgia and...

Nov 18, 2018 : Carl Stanfield
5 Tips For Thru-Hiking on a Budget: It’s Possible

5 Tips For Thru-Hiking on a Budget: It’s Possible

Wait, I'm Paying How Much to Hike? According to the member. You know how I was saying find sales and used gear?  REI provides special member sales and Garage Sales...

Nov 14, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
Cheeseburger Economics

Cheeseburger Economics

A year and a half ago my wife and I determined it was time for a life change, but one major thing stood in the way of our goals: $50,000...

Mar 4, 2017 : Justin and Wella Jay
An Honest Conversation About Money, Part 3: Every Day I’m Hustlin’

An Honest Conversation About Money, Part 3: Every Day I’m Hustlin’

Get a peek into my personal finances and prep in Part 2. You’ve planned, you’ve budgeted, you cut your phone bill and wasteful spending and anything else you can think...

Mar 16, 2016 : Nichole Young
How to Save Money DURING Your Thru-Hike

How to Save Money DURING Your Thru-Hike

We’ve published a lot of posts on AppTrials about how to save money before your hike. It's true that starting with a Ziploc full of $$$ is a great safety...

Feb 27, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
We’re Going to Need A Bigger Wallet

We’re Going to Need A Bigger Wallet

You can get a funk when planning a Thru Hike, and I'm not talking about the smell...   Ever since I was little I was taught the value of a...

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
Sacrifices

Sacrifices

I won't be leaving for my thru hike for another ~8 months, but even the beginning of the planning process is making me realize what actually lies ahead. I'm the...

Oct 29, 2015 : Ashley Schellhase
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
18 Ways To Prepare Your Wallet For Your Thru-Hike

18 Ways To Prepare Your Wallet For Your Thru-Hike

Everybody knows that hiking that AT is an expensive endeavor. I’m sure you’ve read the stories of people spending up to $10,000 on their trip. Hopefully you’ve also heard the...

Feb 17, 2015 : Mike and Grace