Gear

Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown Magic

6 Reasons Why the Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown Magic Are My Favorite Hiking Shoes

My favorite hiking shoes this year are the Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown Magic. I decided to write a review for these shoes for two reasons: (1): It seems like every time I wear these shoes (both on and off trail) or post photos of them online, I get asked a ton of questions from people asking where I got them and wanting to know what kind of shoes they are. (2): I have six reasons why I love these shoes so much, I thought they deemed review worthy on my blog.  Read more…

JetBoil MicroMo vs APG Camping Stove

JetBoil MicroMo vs. 0.9L APG Camping Stove

One of the most expensive parts about hiking and backpacking is buying gear. Gear can be as cheap (and usually heavy) or as light (and usually expensive) as you want it to be. APG Camping asked me to try one of their lightweight camping stoves recently. For all of my outdoor adventurers on a budget, I’ve found an affordable, comparable backcountry cooking system option for you that’s less than half the cost of a JetBoil! Read more…

What to Put in Your Backcountry First-Aid Kit

Having a first-aid kit in your pack while traveling in the backcountry is not something to either skip, scrimp on or overlook. Like the 10 Essentials, having some sort of first-aid kit in your pack is a necessity. It’s like insurance – you might not need it every time you go outside, but when you find yourself in a situation where you do need it, you’re glad you have it.  Read more…

HIking Packing List - 10 Essentials Every Hiker Needs

Packing List: 10 Essentials Every Hiker Needs

The 10 Essentials aren’t just random pieces of gear in your pack that add weight. They serve a very important purpose – to ensure safe travel in the backcountry and to help save lives in emergency situations. Before you step foot on any trail, whether it be for a day hike, overnight backpacking trip or a long-distance thru-hike, make sure you have the 10 Essentials packed in your pack.  Read more…

What Am I Bringing With Me On the PCT?

It’s now less than two days before I start my thru-hike on the PCT. All of my emotions have been bubbling up to the surface over the last week – excitement, fear, nerves and anticipation. It’s crazy to think all of the planning, preparation, research, gear purchases and numerous training hikes has finally come to […] Read more…