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6 Crucial Tips for Hiking Alone on the Appalachian Trail

When hiking alone, there are some things you’ll need to take into consideration before setting out on the Appalachian Trail. While hiking in groups might seem to be the safer option overall, you can ensure a higher level of safety if you keep your wits about you and use common sense. Realize that this is […]

What Are Appalachian Trail Shelters Like? [Discover the Truth]

Hiking the Appalachian Trail involves more than just grabbing a backpack and heading off into the wild blue yonder. Considerations such as what to pack and whether you’ll camp with a tent or use the many trail shelters dotted along the AT are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. – Updated 10/17/2019 What Are Appalachian Trail […]

Interested In Hiking The Appalachian Trail With A Dog?

It’s a whole other ballgame when hiking the Appalachian Trail with a dog, so when you’re planning for your trek, remember to take these tips, hints and rules into consideration. You’ll both be happier on your journey together when basic comfort, preparedness and adherence to the laws are maintained. – Updated 10/17/2019 Are Dogs Allowed […]

10 Tips That Will Prepare You To Conquer an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Are you planning for the backpacking adventure of a lifetime? You’ll need to plan for more than just equipment and an itinerary. Conditioning your mind and your body is only the first thing to start prepping for. Check out these ten tips for helping you conquer an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. – Updated 10/17/2019 These 10 […]

How To Choose A Sleeping Bag For Backpacking (Essential Guide)

When hitting the trail for a couple days, or thru-hiking for much longer, choosing the right backpacking sleeping bag will be one of the most important factors in staying comfortable and warm. There’s much more than its weight to keep in mind. Read on to learn about the different bag types, temperature ratings and other crucial […]

This Is the Only Gear List You Need For the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is an extensive hiking trail which extends from Springer Mountain in Georgia, to Mount Katahdin in Maine. On average, it takes hikers six months to thru-hike the entire trail and that is only possible with the right equipment. In this article you’ll discover which items make up the perfect Appalachian Trail gear […]

How to Prevent Blisters on Your Feet When Hiking

Blisters are a painful nuisance in any situation. Magnify by 1,000 when you have to keep going or when trekking on a thru-hike. Read on to discover how to prevent blisters on your feet when hiking, how to treat foot blisters and what causes blisters in the first place. – Updated 10/17/2019 How to Prevent Blisters […]

How To Stop Chafing Between Your Buttocks When You Hike

Got the chafe? You’re not alone. Hikers frequently encounter the problem of a painful rash quickly spreading between their cheeks—and we aren’t talking about the ones on their faces. In this article we discuss what causes this irritable condition, various products and ointments to try out, and also how to stop chafing between buttocks altogether. […]

How To Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Pad (Essential Guide)

There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding what to bring when you venture out into the big, wide open. When trying to figure out how to choose a backpacking sleeping pad, it’s important to ask yourself which traits matter the most for your needs, for the best comfort and affordability. – Updated […]

Backpacking Checklist

This backpacking checklist is a complete resource. This list will make sure you’re well prepared for any backpacking trip you take. You might think, “Holy crap, that’s a thorough list!” haha. And yes it is. That’s because I want to make sure you have everything you need and don’t forget anything important. Your Complete Backpacking […]

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