Trail Tip: Hitchhiking

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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”

Not a guide for starting fires

(at least not right now)

Howdy, all!

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”