Guides and Research

Blog posts, guides, and thoughts organized for your interest or benefit based on my research of the Appalachian Trail

The Gear:

  • Tent or Hammock?
  • Sleeping Bags and Pads
  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Stove
  • Luxury Items (phone, ipad, etc)


  • On the Trail, attempting to eat healthy
  • To drop box or not?
  • Eating wild food
  • Tie your food up
  • Cooking on the trail

Budget Stuff:

  • How much money is this going to cost?
  • Buy it nice, or buy it cheap?
  • Trains, Planes, Cars, oh my!
  • Sponsorship and donations
  • Student loans on the trail

Health and Hygiene:

  • Health Insurance
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • First Aid: Things to Learn
  • Cover your poop

Zero Days

  • Off the Trail, attempting to eat healthy
  • Where to stay on the way
  • Places to visit off tail

The Trail Itself

  • How to care for the trail and leave no trace
  • The people you meet
  • The animals you meet
  • The plants you meet
  • Sites to see, people to meet