Fugarwi Pong

This is what we do on a rainy day at Camp Fugarwi. You just have to put your knees in to it. … [Read more...]

Keep Calm & Carry Guns

Muscle Jim is calm and would like to show you his guns. … [Read more...]

You never know what you might find crawling around in the backcountry…

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Episode 32: Backcountry 201 – Advanced Rookie Mistakes

In Episode 32, the conversation on Rookie Mistakes continues as we sit fireside on Justus Creek along the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia. In this discussion, Beer Run, PokeyBo, and Therm Rider talk about some classic rookie moves: taking the wrong gear, hiking above your skill level, and taking too much. “Backcountry 201” is the second installment in this mini-series where we sit around the campfire and discuss the fundamentals of backpacking.  In this episode, we go "off trail" a … [Read more...]

From The Upper Deck

After some coaxing, we finally got Will to do the rope swing from the upper deck at our campsite. … [Read more...]

Sardines!

There's nothing like a cold sardine during a lunch break while backpacking in the Smokies. I think I'll stick to beef jerky! … [Read more...]

Episode 30: Camino de Santiago

Wayfaring

In Episode 30, Scott "Squatch" Herriott is back on the show to discuss his film Wayfaring and his jaunt along the Camino de Santiago (or Way of St. James).  The trail starts in France and ends near the coast of Spain and was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages. Starting in 1985, modern day hikers have increasingly followed the path - with over 200,000 "pilgrims" hiking the route each of the last few years.  In the podcast, Squatch talks about his … [Read more...]

Don’t quit your day job :)

Here's what ~22 hours as a #walkinthewoods extra will get you.  Don't quit your day job :) … [Read more...]

Return Of The Dana!

In the mid-90', Dana Design was the backpack for thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail.  I liked mine so much that I bought a second one two years after my thru-hike despite the steep price of $400+ And Dana Gleason, founder of his namesake Dana Designs, has returned to the market!  After selling his company and watching a series of outdoor companies fumble with a once dominant brand - Dana is back (and so is the Terraplane). The U.S. Military and U.S. Forest Service "hot shot" … [Read more...]

Signs it's time for a hike …. the Hampton Inn gives you a room key with hikers on it!!!

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