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We strive to provide you helpful tips and tricks along with advice and quality reviews so you can get the most out of your thru-hikes.
April 17, 2020
What Causes Blisters on Feet From Walking?

I have been hiking for most of my life with periods of inactivity. Over the years I have started to wonder what actually causes blisters on my feet when I walk or hike for long distances. So I dove headlong into the internet to find out all the information I could on hiking blisters and […]

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April 2, 2020
What is the Thru Hiking Triple Crown (AT, PCT, CDT)?

For most of us, going for a hike means a day trip to a local mountain for a lovely journey in the wilderness.  A more serious outing for a few days would qualify as backpacking. There is an ultimate hybrid of these two activities known as thru-hiking, which refers to successfully hiking one of several […]

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March 27, 2020
How Thru Hiking Changes You (Mental, Physical, Lifestyle)

Hiking can be an enlightening and often life-altering hobby. Many people worldwide chose to hike, not only for the physical benefits but for the mental and emotional benefits. How thru hiking changes you? Hiking is an aerobic activity that can improve cardiovascular health, build endurance and lean muscle mass. Taking time out in nature is […]

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March 21, 2020
Eating Good On The Trail: My Greenbelly Meal2Go Review

For the ones looking to give themselves a chance to carry 1/3 of their daily calories in a small and compact form the Greenbelly Meal2Go bar is a perfect option for any thru-hiker!

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March 16, 2020
Sleeping Better: Backpacking Quilt vs Sleeping Bag

If you’ve done any kind of backpacking, you’ve probably heard of a backpacking quilt. They’re becoming very popular. You may be wondering how a backpacking quilt stacks up against the standard sleeping bag – especially when it comes to ultralight backpacking. What is the difference between a backpacking quilt and a sleeping bag? If you’re […]

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March 10, 2020
Why Get Thru-Hike Health Insurance?

Making sure that you maintain your health on the trail is the most important thing you should do when out there. If you lose your health and don't have coverage you may be saddled with immense debts that will far outlast the trail!

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March 2, 2020
What to Know Before Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Thousands of people set out each year to attempt a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. At more than 2,100 miles, the trail runs from central Maine to northern Georgia. The vast majority of backpackers who start a thru-hike never finish. The average hiker that does takes between 5 and 7 months to complete their journey. […]

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February 23, 2020
Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike Gear List: 2600 Miles of Freedom

Gearing up to hike the Pacific Crest Trail is no simple matter when you haven't started a long distance hike before. We compiled a list of gear to help budget conscious and those who can drop a little more for a good starting guideline.

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February 21, 2020
Vargo BOT 700 Review - Cold Soaking With Style and Pizzaz

Elegantly designed 1-liter titanium pot with a titanium screw lid that triples in versatility as a cooking pot and excellent storage - Vargo Bot 700 review

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