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 backcountry. Harsh conditions push your trekking gear to the limits, and it’s essential to prepare yourself with the best possible equipment. If you’re […]
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 […]
My Lightweight Backpacking Gear List The gear you bring along on a multi-day backpacking adventure can make or break your trip. Heavy packs, uncomfortable boots, or an inadequate camping setup will distract you from your surroundings and cheapen your hiking experience. I’ve learned this fact the hard way. Nowadays, I keep my backpack filled […]