5 Signs You May Be a Recent Thru Hiker

5 Signs You May Be a Recent Thru Hiker

Six months, 2189.8 miles, 5 million steps, tramping through 14 states. No matter what stat you use to define it, there is no denying that an Appalachian Trail thru-hike is an impressive feat. It can be life changing … and habit forming. Some of these habits don’t fit...
Shoulder Strap Water Bottle Holder

Shoulder Strap Water Bottle Holder

This post was initially a contest where we gave away a backpack strap water bottle holder. That giveaway has ended. Still, this is an incredible, useful product, please continue reading.  All along our thru-hike we received oohs, ahhs, and questions about the water...
5 Backpacking Luxury Items That Can Save Your Sanity

5 Backpacking Luxury Items That Can Save Your Sanity

We all know about the Big 3 and everyone is aware of the necessary clothes to take on a thru-hike. But no one really talks about the small items that can make or break a person’s will. Sometimes identified as backpacking luxury items, those that rely on them know how...
Sawyer Squeeze Filter – Review, Information, Modification

Sawyer Squeeze Filter – Review, Information, Modification

One thing is for certain, if you are out hiking for longer than a day you will need to deal with gathering, treating, and storing water. You need a water system and the Sawyer Squeeze filter is one of the most popular clean water solutions for the long distance hiker....
Now you see us, now you don’t.

Now you see us, now you don’t.

Weight loss on the Appalachian Trail This was taken the day before we left to travel to the start of the Appalachian Trail (approximately March 19th, 2017): Now you don’t…This was taken the day we got home from the Appalachian Trail (4 days after summiting...
Post Trail Life

Post Trail Life

Hello friends! Sunsets and I have been home for 2 1/2 weeks now, since summiting Mt. Katahdin. It’s still weird to say those words – WE SUMMITED MT. KATAHDIN! Here’s a few initial thoughts we have on being back in “real life:” Sleeping in a real...