The Logistics of Hitting Life’s Pause Button to Thru-Hike the A.T.

Logistically speaking, it is not exactly easy to hit the pause button on your regular life to spend four to six months living off the grid, out of a backpack, and in limited contact with the outside world. Frankly, the very concept of taking “four to six months” may prove most difficult for some because it is an open-ended amount of time. That’s just it; it is impossible to predict what will really happen when you set foot on the trail. All you can do is have a sound plan in place and be ready to roll with the punches… and rocks… and weather… and whatever else the trail throws at you.

These 10 Hiker Stocking Stuffers Will Make You a Gifting Hero

We’ve spent all of 2018 testing out some of the coolest gear available. These are our favorite things that are the most affordable, the most functional, and by far get the most compliments. We have no doubt that they will be a big hit this holiday season, and will bring joy every single time they get used. Consider this your “Rockstar Checklist”!