What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

Class is in session!

To help prep for your long-distance hike, we begin by addressing common new-hiker fears – what are you afraid of? To answer that, we present the first of our weekly livestreams where Grizzled Veterans and Nervous Newbies get together and try to make the tail a better place. Or at least  a less scary one.

In this episode: Reptar, Crazy Larry, and Miss Janet take questions about your fears from our hosts and listeners. Topics include:

Things new hikers might be afraid of:

  • Guns – Do you need one?
  • Ticks – How to repel them, and what if you get bit?
  • Bears and snakes
  • The weather
  • The Hiker Community takes care of each other
  • Hike Ending Injuries

Sounds Fun! How do I join?

We record each Wednesday at 7PM Eastern. I’ll post a link each week and you’ll click it. That’s basically it.

We’ll be using Discord to both host and record the sessions. You’ll use it to listen in, and/or ask your questions, should you feel so inclined. Discord is free, and it runs in a browser or as a standalone app, on your computer or your phone. Or both, whatever you want. It’s so easy, even Crazy Larry figured out how to use it.

Twenty-four hours before class starts, we’ll post a link on social media. Invites are good for 24 hours, so mark your calendar for Wednesdays and be sure to follow us on any of the following:

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