Helpful multi-day hiking pointers that I have developed over my time spent on the world’s most beautiful trails.
Past attempts at putting together a backpacking meal plan were always a bit reckless for me. My old approach usually involved jamming a hodge-podge assortment of food into my over-stuffed bag and hoping for the best. Ensuing days on the trail were spent lugging around dull and nutritionless food, falling short on calories, and […]
You’re at the complete mercy of Mother Nature when trekking into the wilderness. Volatile weather, sparse water sources, steep and brutal terrain — its all a fact of life in the unpredictable back country. Harsh conditions will test your resilience and push your gear to the limits. If you’re trying to put together an effective […]
On July 7th of 2014, I embarked on Iceland’s most famous multi-day trek, the Laugavegur Trail – four days of waterfalls, glaciers, and harsh, unearthly landscape. It did not go well. Below is an excerpt from an email I sent to my family describing the events of that evening. I hiked my ass off […]
The gear you bring along on a multi-day hike can make or break the trip. Too much weight, poorly fitting boots, or an uncomfortable backpack will distract you from your surroundings and slow you down. I have spent years researching and accumulating what I believe is the best lightweight gear for a comfortable multi-day […]