Scott and Ariane December 8, 2017 2

Hiking in the Snow

Nothing like hiking in the snow and soaking up the beauty of winter. It's one of our favorite times to go backpacking and spend time outdoors. Last year, we went up into the GSMNP in January with 12 ...

Trust the Trail Podcast
Scott and Ariane December 7, 2017 0

Episode 36: Lightening the Load

On this episode we discuss getting rid of the stuff, and trusting the trail. No matter what "the trail" means to you. Less is more! We openly share what our lives have been like since we have purged all of our junk. How does that relate to our life...

Trust the Trail Podcast
Scott and Ariane December 2, 2017 0

Episode 35: Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

On this episode we share our experience with how we inspire and motivate potential Thru-Hikers  prepping for the Appalachian Trail. We partnered with Mountain Crossings Outfitters and are offering 4 AT Prep Classes taught right on the Appalachian T...

TheBackPacker December 2, 2017 0

12 Gifts For The Outdoor Lover That Are A Must

What would be the Holiday's without a desire to get out on the road and spend time with family and friends. Of course, it's also a time to get outdoors and hike off the Turkey Dinner that is still haunting you on the scale. As travelers, we are alw...

Scott and Ariane November 21, 2017 0

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

We consider ourselves pretty spontaneous, but when we were sitting on the couch this last Fall (2017) having a few craft brews and discussing how much we would love to go see the Peak Fall colors somewhere amazing, little did we know a week later w...

Scott and Ariane November 14, 2017 0

What is the most important piece of gear you carry?

Us backpackers can spend a lot of time looking at the latest and greatest new piece of gear out there. In fact, according to IBES World, market research say's it'...

Getting lost in the Wilderness
Scott and Ariane October 30, 2017 0

Outdoor Common Sense Safety Tips

So you want to get outdoors and have fun. So many places to go and visit. Planning that amazing vacation or trekking out into the Wilderness for some long over due quiet time. But sometimes in planning the fun stuff, we forget to have a PLAN for re...

Scott Janz October 30, 2017 1

Granite Gear VC 60 Backpack Review

Compression, compression, compression. That is what I think about when looking at new lightweight backpacks. How do can they compress, and is the way they compress going to benefit my overall gear system. When I tried on the Granite Gear Crown VC 6...

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail
Scott and Ariane October 30, 2017 0

Avoid Getting the Flu on the Appalachian Trail

You would be surprised at how many people get sick on the Appalachian Trail due to the spreading of germs. In fact, Appalachian Trail hikers had a 45 percent diarrhea rate, implying that poor hygiene is a major contributing factor. How to prevent g...

Scott Janz October 30, 2017 0

New Subfloor

We have big news! Our new subfloor went in this weekend and it’s pretty damn exciting. It wasn’t as hard as we expected, but it was still kind of hard. If that makes any sense. We started the weekend on Friday with priming all of our plywood wit...

Scott Janz October 30, 2017 0

She’s an amazing RV stripper

I must admit, never did I think the words; “she’s an amazing stripper” would ever utter out of my mouth when describing my significant other. Yet that is simply the truth! Oh sure, I can strip with the best of them. But let’s face ...

Scott Janz October 30, 2017 0

How to remove a Airstream Subfloor

In any Airstream you are going to rehab, you quickly learn that the Sub-flloor isn’t just laying on the frame itself. The camper body is bolted to the frame, and in between the camper body and the frame is the edge of your sub-floor. Simply put, yo...