Backpacking Gear: What Should You Invest Your Money In?

I get asked a lot of questions about gear. I have a few friends who are just getting into the outdoorsy side of life, and lately their questions have had me thinking about what I wish I had known when I was a brand new starry-eyed backpacker, completely clueless about what would actually happen when I … More Backpacking Gear: What Should You Invest Your Money In?

Tips for Beginners on Packing for a Backpacking Trip

The first backpacking trip I ever took was short. Which is a good thing. For 3 nights and 4 days of front-country hiking, I stuffed my pack until it was bursting at the seams and strapped it to myself. As you can probably guess, that wasn’t the wisest idea. Here are a few mistakes I made: Packing cotton: … More Tips for Beginners on Packing for a Backpacking Trip

At the end of the world, in the land of fire, in a saggy tent…

Two weary travelers, beleaguered by illness, set out to see the world– though their sights great, their bodies were burdened by the heavy weight of the past five days of badassery, walking, and sleeping. Noses runny, heads aching, throats scratchy, Our noble heroines pitched their saggy tent at the end of the world in the land of … More At the end of the world, in the land of fire, in a saggy tent…