Putting Together Your Packing List For Your Section or Thru-Hike

Congratulations on making the decision (or at least making the decision to 'make a decision') to get out on the Appalachian Trail! I hope this post will reach those in the beginning stages of planning their first multi-day hike on the Appalachian Trail (or any similar trail). Although I am a section hiker, and a... Continue Reading →

I Just Feel Like Running

After the Army I went to physical therapy and asked if I could run now and she said no. But last year, my neighbor's pot belly pig started biting me on my calf and it really hurt so I had to run away - while she chased me. My pants started falling down too, and I was in flip flops waddle-running through a yard full of holes made by one or more moles (they're so cute I can't kill them), while something vicious grunted behind me. For some reason I broke into laughter while it was happening, but I was really scared. Those two teeth she had on the bottom were serious.

My Packing List & How I Feel About It

When you are planning on hiking distance while carrying your life supply, it is important to consider things  you may not think about in advance when you are shopping around for that tent or sleeping bag.  Price is normally the first thought.  Then where to purchase stuff.  How to carry it.  Do I have everything? What are the others bringing?  
You know the feeling, don't you?

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