In the words of M*A*S*H’s Major Frank Burns, “It’s nice to be nice… to the nice.”
A lot of trail etiquette is the same we use everyday – treating others politely and taking care of our surroundings. Here’s a list of certain “rules” and tips for keeping proper trail etiquette on the Appalachian Trail, el Camino, other long trails, and in your local park. Continue reading “List: Trail Etiquette”
I had to hitchhike a lot on my AT thruhike. It’s just something you have to do in order to get into town to resupply, get a shower, or find a hostel. Here are a few tips that might help you get a great hitch in and out of town. Continue reading “Trail Tip: Hitchhiking”
Welcome to Firestarter’s Guide to Gear, Trails, and General Recklessness.
After the eighth time explaining how the scariest encounter I had on the Appalachian Trail was with a porcupine, and after helping multiple people on el Camino adjust their load lifters on their packs to carry weight appropriately, I decided it would be easier to just write it all down online for anyone to reference. Continue reading “Not a guide for starting fires”