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A Guide to Choosing Between Freestanding & Non-Freestanding Tents

A Guide to Choosing Between Freestanding & Non-Freestanding Tents

What tent should you choose? First, some definitions are in order: Freestanding Tents:  Tents which use included poles to stand up.  They are not attached to anything and can be...

Jul 1, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
14 Things I Wish I Knew Before Hiking the AT

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before Hiking the AT

Looking back on my Thru-hike, there are very few things I would change.  That being said, this is a list of the things I wish someone had told me before...

May 16, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
9 Fantastic Hiker Traditions on the Appalachian Trail

9 Fantastic Hiker Traditions on the Appalachian Trail

We humans are pretty ritualistic creatures. We crave routine and seek out the familiar. When we start to pass these behaviors down through enough generations, we start calling them traditions....

May 12, 2014 : Kenny Howell
A Guide for Cheap and Affordable Hiking Gear

A Guide for Cheap and Affordable Hiking Gear

I decided to hike the trail only two months before leaving for Georgia. I got a second job and saved as much money as I could. I had no other...

Apr 10, 2014 : Madison Dragna
33 Things Only Thru Hikers of the Appalachian Trail Understand

33 Things Only Thru Hikers of the Appalachian Trail Understand

To be honest, anyone who has done a sizable chunk of any long distance hiking trail will be very familiar with many of these, but for the sake of avoiding...

Mar 31, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
How to Avoid Creepy Men While Hiking

How to Avoid Creepy Men While Hiking

During the early stages of the trail, you will encounter a variety of creepy men. There will be old, creepy men; creepy men your own age who want to land...

Jan 14, 2014 : Megan Maxwell