What are Your Favorite Trail Panties?

What you put on your booty matters out on the trail.  

Especially for women who find themselves, ahem, repositioning their booty-covers many times a day as they strive to stay hydrated on a long trek.

I've found the secret that makes pulling up after a pee a delight, even when you're sweaty and everything is soggy and wet down there.

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Gear Review: Klymit Static V Insulated Ultra Light Pad

And Ruby’s hips gonna hafta be happy when she's sleeping out in the woods.

So when I bought a sleeping pad sight unseen off the interwebs, I didn't hold my breath.

But I'm really pleased with my new Klymit pad.  Keep reading to find out why and to see how it compares to the most popular ultralight sleeping pad on the market.

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Reflections on Fear...Meet Dick.

We challenged ourselves this week on an overnighter where I purposely chose a trail with a bit of a reputation, Section 1 of the Art Loeb Trail.

It was HARD, and it triggered all kinds of fear and doubt about my ability to finish a 2,000 mile thru-hike.  I had to talk myself down off the ledge and in this post I share four ways to appease that fearful voice inside that wants to keep us small.

Meet Dick...my inner fear-monger.

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Umbrella on a Thru-Hike, yes or no?

I'm training for my upcoming Appalachian Trail thru-hike and I'm fortunate to live in a place that makes training easy and fun.

It's also wet here.  Which leaves me thinking about rain-gear.  A LOT.

Today I ponder the pros and cons of carrying an umbrella on a 2,000 mile hike.  Read on to see if an umbrella is something you might consider, too.

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