Backpacking Meals for the Appalachian Trail

Backpacking Meals for the Appalachian Trail

I love to eat while camping outdoors, so meal planning is truly a labor of love. While estimating my needs for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, I determined that I would be eating about 170 dinners. Of those 170 dinners, around 60 of them will be hot meals purchased...
Wilderness First Aid on the Appalachian Trail

Wilderness First Aid on the Appalachian Trail

This past weekend, I attended a Wilderness First Aid course and I’m extremely happy that I did. My concern was that while hiking the Appalachian Trail with a large group of people, I might encounter an injury situation where I didn’t know how to respond and/or help....
30 Days Until the Appalachian Trail

30 Days Until the Appalachian Trail

As you read this, there are less than 30 days left until I leave for Springer Mountain in Georgia to begin hiking the Appalachian Trail for 2,190 miles to Mount Katahdin in Maine. I can’t believe that the big day is approaching this fast, and I’m chomping at the bit...
Hike Training for the Appalachian Trail

Hike Training for the Appalachian Trail

“The best way to physically train for hiking is to put on a backpack and hike.” I have seen this mantra repeated on numerous blogs, forums, and websites, so I suspect that there must be more than a grain of truth to that phrase. So, in the spirit of going with the...
60 Days Until the Appalachian Trail

60 Days Until the Appalachian Trail

In about 60 days, I will be leaving for Springer Mountain in Georgia to begin walking 2,190 miles to Mount Katahdin in Maine. A lot has happened since I checked in with you in my blog post “100 Days Until the Appalachian Trail,” but many things are left to be...