There are a lot of options out there for shelters when it comes to backpacking. You have your standard tent, tarp, and bivvy setups, but how do you know when to use what? This brief article covers just that and gives you a general feel for which set up might be best for your purposes.
Forget about the backpacking part of backpacking and just go do it. You'll never learn what works and what doesn't work if you're not doing it and just because you don't know where that perfect campsite is doesn't mean you shouldn't go anyway. We get so wrapped up in overthinking things sometimes that we forget why we're headed out in the first place. Live in the moment and forget about backpacking for once.
I'm quitting camouflage and for good reason. It won't be an overnight change, but rather a slow and steady reduction of new purchases emblazoned with the newest and most fancy patterns on the market. I've boiled this decision down into 3 main reasons covering areas of cost, marketing, and options. There's also a bonus round I've tossed in at the end that helps explain how deer vision works.
Hey guys! I've been a little behind on my writing since returning from the PCT, but that's for good reason. I'll blast out a quick rundown of what I've been up to in the next few days, but for now, I wanted to give you a link to my conversation with the guys from The Hunt for Success Podcast.
If you remember back when I came home for a couple of weeks in July, I linked up with Ryan and Cody for a intro into what I was doing on the PCT and how I was doing. After coming home, I got back together with them and recorded another episode detailing how I was doing and what happened after I jumped back on the trail.
Give it a listen and enjoy!
Things have changed. I'm solo now and only 60 miles from Canada
188 more miles remaining and an entire journey to understand.
My mind has shifted from looking forward to each break to lookin forward to each mile.
Only 500 miles separates me from Canada. The final chapter of my PCT journey and I'm ready to get going.
Mentally this was the most difficult 200 miles yet. I nearly called it quits, but was given a gift for not doing so.
I'm exhausted not from the trail, but from planning.
Bears, scorpions, and chasing trails!
Apparently I've had some pride wrapped up in my PCT journey. Here I address it.