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Josh

I turned 40 and realized I needed to change my life from being a desk-bound IT worker slowly dying in a cubicle. I have been working on ways to build my knowledge and skills, along with gear. I have plans to do a thru-hike on the Lone Star Hiking Trail, Ouachita Trail, and Pinhoti Trail in the next year.

Thru-hiking Changes Your Body: How It Impacts Muscle Loss

If you’re looking to hike the Appalachian Trail or any other thru-hiking trail, you might be wondering how hiking affects muscle growth. Many people think that they will lose all their strength and muscle if they go on a long hike, but this is not necessarily true so this begs the question of how to …

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Wash and Clean Dishes While On Trail: The Beginners Guide

It’s no secret that properly cleaning and washing dishes can be a daunting task while on the trail. But what if I told you there was a way to make this dreaded chore a breeze? With the right tools and tips, washing dishes while backpacking can be a snap. In this comprehensive guide, we will …

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Ultimate Resource for Creating a UL Thru-Hike Hammock Kit

When you are looking to thru-hike a trail, regardless of the length you are trying to optimize your backpack kit to be small, lightweight, and full functioning. On a longer thru-hike, you will face low and high temperatures and very mixed weather which can include freezing snow and roasting heat. One thing I enjoy about …

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10 Thru-Hiking Budget Busting Tips That Actually Make It Affordable

Thru-hiking can be a wonderful way to see the world, but it can also be expensive. Here are some tips on how to make your thru-hike more affordable. This will help you enjoy all the amazing sights and sounds of your hike without breaking the bank, especially on a six-month hike. Tips to Save Money …

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Waymark THRU: High-Quality Pack For Long Days on the Trail

To explore hundreds of miles reliably, you need a backpack that can keep up with your travels and help you to achieve completion. There are a great many pack options available from a vast array of companies, but I wanted to review the Waymark THRU 40 pack today as it is amazingly comfortable with just …

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AT Camp Fires: Why Most Thru-Hikers Choose Against Fires

Can you have a fire on the Appalachian Trail? This is a question that many hikers ask themselves as they prepare for their thru-hike that you may want to understand, while fire sounds excellent there are keys to managing them in the wild. There are pros and cons to taking a stove or a campfire …

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Hitchhiking: Do You Have To On The Appalachian Trail

For many hitchhiking is a scary proposition. The thought of sticking out your thumb and trusting a stranger to give you a ride can be nerve-wracking. But for thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, help traveling into town is vital. There are sections of the trail where it’s simply not possible to walk into town, so …

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Nitecore NB10000: Best Option For Power on a Thru-Hike

For anyone looking for power on the trail, there are hundreds and more options for a power bank that you can choose to bring with you including the Nitecore NB10000. While Anker may be the bigger and most common name in travel power packs, Nitecore has built the NB10000 which is the best-performing ultralight performance …

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