If you know someone who is hiking or plans on hiking a long-distance trail, you may want to send them a hiker care package at some point along the trail. The trick of sending a care package? Knowing what to put in it. At first thought, you may be tempted to fill it with "things hikers like" -
The Best Stoves For Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail
Using data from the Pacific Crest Trail survey, I've come up with a list of the best PCT stoves. That is, if you decide to use a stove at all on the PCT (all the cool kids are stoveless). If you're planning a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike and you've told anyone about your crazy plan to cross the
Mountain House Freeze Dried Meals: The Ultimate Review
It's true, a person can live on cheese, tortillas, and candy in the wilderness for weeks at a time; I'm living proof of this. Sadly, as incredible as the cheese/tortilla/candy diet can be, it leaves something to be desired - namely, food (or at least what my dad would call food). In the world of
What Is Food Like In The Himalaya?
The Himalaya may be remote, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a huge variety of meals whilst trekking through the highest mountains on Earth. So long as those meals consist of a grain, vegetables, and (thankfully) cheese. Although meat is widely available, as I've mentioned before, I
The Hiker Food Formula
I heard a lot of silly and irrational sounding theories regarding food, and calories, and frequency of eating, and more things I don't care about on the Pacific Crest Trail. Despite my detailed explanation of the hiker food situation, I felt it necessary to share the following hiker food advice.
The Currency Of The Pacific Crest Trail
Whether you are swapping Pokémon cards on the playground, scoring cigarettes in prison, or trading trillium ore in Azeroth, commodity money still serves a practical function in groups around the world. Thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail are no exception. Let's say you have been on-trail
How Much Does It Cost To Hike The Pacific Crest Trail?
How much does it cost to hike the Pacific Crest Trail? Perhaps the most popular question I have received from readers recently, and perhaps the most difficult to answer (accurately, that is, but I can make up numbers for days). As with the physical preparation required for a thru-hike, the
Going Stoveless On The Pacific Crest Trail
People make a lot of fuss when it comes to what cooking system to bring along on the Pacific Crest Trail, but I have a simple solution to everyone's problem: go stoveless (that means "no stove" for anyone who has problems with suffixes). An unthinkable act of trail heresy for many, the idea of