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About Helping Research, Plan, & Gear Up

Helping thru-hikers find their way and prepare for long-distance hikes is incredibly rewarding. As I continue to learn and prepare for my hikes, I love to add all the best details I can here to carry forward these helpful tips and hints.

It is for this reason that Thru-Hiker was created! I want to make your backpacking trips and life easier by adding to your knowledge and helping to solve your pain points and issues as quickly and easily as possible.

Unlike many websites out there, I take time to research and understand what is needed; I am researching many trails and trying to constantly find ones that will fit my time off from work so posts can come slowly at the time.

How is my content written?

A lot happens behind the scenes. To be the highest standard, one piece of content requires a lot of time. Here is my process below:

  • Coming up with relevant topics (1+ hours)
  • Dedicated research (5+ hours)
  • Content curation (1+ hours)
  • Fact and source checking (1+ hours)
  • Writing the content (3+ hours)
  • Designing the visuals (1+ hours)
  • Proofreading (30 min)
  • Final touches (1+ hour)
  • Publishing (30 min)

As you can see, just one article, from start to finish, can take more than 12 hours to produce! If I had robots working around the clock, technically, I would be able to make one article per day, but the same as everyone, I need to hike, explore, sleep and eat.

Do you want to help me? Feel free to send me:

  • Ideas for future content
  • Collaboration requests
  • Feedback
  • Anything else?

Or feel free to check out our awesome buyer’s guides to get on the trail with the right gear the first time!

Have a question?

Feel free to email us at josh<a>, but please keep in mind that I sometimes get a lot of emails, so it may take some time before I can respond.