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Weight Loss: Why Thru-Hiking Causes Pure Chaos In Your Body

When you decide to take a long-distance hike many may be happy to lose a few but there are issues that can occur. Thru-hike weight loss is a real concern for many who start lean and mean but it can also impact the more heavy set in ways they never expect. Thru-hikers burn crazy calories, …

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Tenting Skills: How To Anchor A Shelter In The Desert Sand

While setting up camp in loose sand is a relatively limited skill in general across thru-hiking trails, there is plenty of care to do this right for the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail at a minimum, so let’s discuss how to anchor a tent in the sand and ensure a good nights …

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Bear Bag: Simple Beginners Guide to Hanging Methods on Trail

For many looking to start their thru-hiking trips have never heard of bear bags let alone done a bear bag hang. While there are many videos on YouTube most really avoid showing the process and thought behind it and are more just throwing randomly and calling it good. The thing about bear bags is they …

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Travel Insurance: Coverage When it Matters For Thru-Hikers

You’ve quit your job, packed up your life into a tiny backpack, and set out on a journey to hike a trail from end to end. Congratulations! You’re embarking on an incredible adventure. But as you’re well aware, adventures come with risks. That’s why you need to make sure you’re adequately insured in case of …

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Trail Runners: The Massive Popularity Growth for Thru-Hikes

When I started to prepare for my first thru-hikes, like the Lone Star Hiking Trail, I was trying to figure out what gear I truly needed and had always used boots because that’s what dad taught me. Over time reading online and listening to hikers, I wondered, can you use trail runners for thru-hiking? Trail …

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Thru-Hiker First Aid Kit: What to Include and Why

When thru-hiking, a first aid kit is one of the most critical pieces of gear you can bring with you. This kit will be essential for managing any issues that may arise during your hike. However, ensuring that your kit is dialed in and is not overloaded with useless resources is essential. This blog post …

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Creating Income While Thru-Hiking: How to Make Money Hiking

When you want to be able to hike more often, you have to start to think about what ways you can use thru-hiking to supplement your income. Even if you are only planning to make one of the big triple crown trails, the amount it costs is pretty staggering, leaving many wondering how to make …

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