A few weeks ago I went on a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail from Clingmans Dome to Cades Cove and stayed overnight in the Derrick Knob shelter. I went with a group of people that I had never hiked with before and I had very little planning time because I decided to go the… Read More
Anytime you’re going to be out at night on the trail you should definitely have some form of lighting with you. Even if you’re not planning on being out at night when on the trail it is still a good idea to have a light with you. I am a big believer of expect the… Read More
As many hikers will tell you you will probably end up going through several backpacks if you hike or backpack for any length of time. I know I have went through several and some of which have been bad decisions. I am writing this article to help you know what to expect and look for when… Read More
Several weeks ago I went on a one night backpacking trip with a small group of friends. I had been really rushed when packing because it wasn’t exactly planned out. I had decided to go the evening before (Never do this). I wore a pair of old trail running shoes that were failing already and… Read More
Over time as I have done more and more hiking I have noticed that many people do not carry the traditional water bottles on the trail. In fact, they are not carrying hydration bladders either. You may be surprised to find out exactly what most people including myself have started carrying on the trail.
Most of the time when you’re out on the trail camping you will want to do some form of cooking. In many cases it may just be boiling water for your freeze-dried food. There may be other times when you want to cook up some eggs. Either way you will most likely want to cook… Read More