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Why You Should do Yoga while Hiking

After a day of hiking, you might develop what is referred to as “the hiker hobble.” It’s when you wake up in the morning (or get up after a long break), and all of your muscles are stiff. You inevitably have to hobble around camp for a few minutes before you have full...

How to Choose a Tent

So, you’re going to be living in the woods for six months straight. You need a tent. There are plenty of great tents on the market that come in a lots of different styles and prices. How do you choose one? Things to Consider While Tent Shopping: Are you sure you want a tent, or...

Diva Cup Review and Giveaway!

*I was not paid for this review. I recently decided to try out the Diva Cup because I thought it might be good to bring backpacking. I hit up the company and asked them to donate one to me, which they so kindly did. I actually ended up liking it a lot, and I’ll probably use it...

What Do You Eat?

In case you’re not sure what type of food to bring to the trail, here is a non-exhaustive list of backpacker friendly foods to give you some ideas. These are just my favorites, but you’ll find your own favorites. The most important thing to remember is to eat what you like to...

Pack It In, Pack It Out

I returned to the trail recently to do a 40 mile section in Georgia.  It was beautiful weather, and Georgia was in full bloom.  Now that I’m not a thru-hiker, I just relaxed and hiked easy 7 mile days. I camped on top of a mountain several miles north of Neels Gap, where I met a...

Clothes For the Appalachian Trail

When choosing clothes for the trail, try to be as selective as possible.  You don’t want to have too many articles of clothing, but you want them to be sufficient.  The clothes you have with you will vary, depending on the time of year. Clothes For the Whole Hike •A rain jacket.  It...