Beginners Guides

November 13, 2019
What Is Thru-Hiking vs. Backpacking? (Which One Is For You?)

There is not anything more relaxing or better for a person’s mental and physical health than walking trails and enjoying nature.

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November 3, 2019
What Does Out and Back Mean in Hiking?

There is a great amount of terminology within the hiking world which many people who are starting may not know. Learning each of these terms can help you be more knowledgeable and help expand your understanding of the backpacking and hiking world. An Out and Back hikes are a roundtrip hike running along the same […]

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October 25, 2019
What Are the Backpacking Big Three and What Makes Them Special?

What Are the Backpacking Big Three is a question asked by new backpackers when they read forums and posts online, today we answer this question.

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October 18, 2019
Can You Thru-Hike With A Dog? (And Should You?)

Can you thru-hike with a dog? Why taking your best friend with you can be amazing but it also provides some serious limitations, pay heed and prepare wisely!

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September 22, 2019
How Big of a Backpack Do You Need for Backpacking?

When you are checking out backpacks, trying to find what size backpack you should use for your thru-hike you want to look into the following traits for your personal best fit. Each will depend on your available funds and the needs of your other gear and weight of the items contained within. The best backpack […]

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September 16, 2019
How Fast Do You Walk When Hiking?

One part of hiking, whether day, section or a thru-hike that people always have questions around is on speed. Everyone wants to know what the speed of a hiker is typically during a hike, for most this is something that changes during their hike.

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September 5, 2019
What is the Best Budget Hiking Loadout For 2019

Today I'm going to cover the best budget hiking loadout for 2019 for Ultralight backpacking which will cover each item here and what the approximate cost would be at the end of the day

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September 2, 2019
What is Ultralight Backpacking Base Weight?

Ultralight as a philosophy has grown over time due to the availability of materials which lends to a better hiking experience. The ability to stop at places on the route to resupply has also increased the ability to look deeper into an ultralight travel methodology. Ultralight backpacking base weight is when your backpack weight in […]

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August 10, 2019
Caloric Intake Required To Maintain Strength On A Thru-Hike

Hiker hunger, have you heard the term? It is due in large part to caloric intake and nutrition issues which occur on a long-distance thru-hike.

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