How to hike the appalachian trail
Scott Janz April 10, 2017 0

Is it Trail Magic or Hiker Feeds?

After my Thru-Hike in 2003, I wanted to give back to the Appalachian Trail as to what was so freely given to me. So, each year I invite a small group of Hikers about 7 miles from the start of Trail (Springer Mountain) to provide shuttle services, some food, hot coffee...

prevent getting sick on the Pacific Crest Trail
Scott and Ariane April 5, 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 getting sick is to ma...

Top 4 online backpacking stores
Scott and Ariane April 1, 2017 0

How to do you buy Backpacking Gear?

How do you buy your backpacking gear? Do you buy all of it online? Or do you physically go into your local Outfitters Store? We do both.  Buying backpacking gear, or we should say "the right" backpacking gear can be a daunting experience. You get advise from social me...

Suggestions for new backpackers
Scott and Ariane April 1, 2017 0

Top Ten Suggestions for New Backpackers

After 10 years teaching backpacking, we put together our top 10 suggestions for new backpackers. For people just learning or getting ready for a backpacking trip, it can be pretty intimidating knowing you will be out in the wilderness. Rest assured that there is no re...

Scott and Ariane March 16, 2017 0

Best Backpacking Coffee

If you are like us, then you love your cup of coffee in the morning. Anytime we are on the trail backpacking into the wilderness, the first thing we do in the morning is get out our stoves and get our water HOT.  There is nothing better (in our humble opinion) then to...

Scott and Ariane March 15, 2017 0

What is the Layering System when Backpacking?

Backpacking in the cold, especially in the Winter months can be a beautiful experience. After all, there isn't any foliage and high elevation views can be pretty spectacular. That's why it's  important to understand the Layering System. We like the 4 layering system a...