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Reading on the Trail

Reading on the Trail

I’ve heard lots of talk in forums asking questions like, “Should I bring a Kindle on my hike?” and “Will I have time to read?” While the hikertrash lifestyle is much more laid back than the day-to-day world, you won’t exactly have hours of leisure time where you won’t know what to do with yourself. … Continue reading

The Most Reliable Campstove

The Most Reliable Campstove

I bought my MSR Pocket Rocket back in 2010 for my first ever backpacking trip. What attracted me to the stove was that it was so compact, lightweight, and reasonably priced. I figured since it was only $40, if I wasn’t happy with it I could buy another one down the line. Turns out, I … Continue reading

Cell Phones 101

Cell Phones 101

I’m a bit of a social media addict, so I was constantly taking photos and uploading them to Facebook during my thru-hike. Also, my mom liked to regularly receive reassuring text messages from me letting her know I was still alive. While it’s definitely nice to disconnect from the internet and telephone world for an … Continue reading

The Best Underwear for Outdoor Sports

The Best Underwear for Outdoor Sports

  Thank you readers for patiently awaiting my return. I just finished my Pacific Coast bike ride from Canada to Mexico (more on that later) and I’m happy to be back and blogging. I hope you all bought a copy of my new ebook, and if you didn’t then you should. While I’m usually adamant … Continue reading

How to Choose a Tent

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 … Continue reading

Diva Cup Review and Giveaway!

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 … Continue reading

Hair Care on the Trail

Hair Care on the Trail

I have always prided myself on having long, healthy hair. I think the inner-hippie in me liked having long hair. Naturally, when I decided to do a thru-hike, taking care of my hair was a big concern for me. I used Dr. Bronner’s Magic Liquid Soap (2 oz. bottle, lavender scent) for shampoo. It also makes … Continue reading