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Thru-Hiking 101: Taking The Big Leap Into a Lifetime Goal

This is our entirely free online backpacking resource aimed at helping you in preparing yourself for starting a long-distance thru-hike. The goal is to help you become informed and be able to get the right knowledge and gear. When you make the decision or are investigating the choice to take on a hike like any …

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Should You Take a Hammock or Tent on Your Thru Hike?

A thru-hike is a great way to test yourself, and see how far you can go. But when it comes to deciding what gear to take with you, the options are endless. One of those decisions is whether or not you should bring a hammock or tent on your thru-hike. This article will discuss all …

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Training for Thru Hiking: Start Six Month Prior to Dominate

Are you thinking about thru-hiking? It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! If you’re looking for some guidance on how to train for thru-hiking, then this article is the place to start. After reading this post, you’ll have six months’ worth of plans that will help prepare your body and mind for …

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A Hiker’s Guide to Thru-Hiking: Breakdown of What it Costs

It is true that there are many costs associated with thru-hiking. Depending on the length of your hike, you may struggle to pay for food and shelter while out in nature. This article will discuss what it takes to get started as a thru-hiker along with how much does thru-hiking cost? The consistent average for …

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Cleaning Your Clothing on the Appalachian Trail

One huge question that comes up for anyone thinking about thru-hiking is managing cleaning clothing on the trail, the focus frequently being that they stink and that they want to smell better and cut some of the stank out, so do you wash clothes on the AT? Most thru-hikers will not do laundry on the …

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