How long have you been a couple? We met at work in 1999, became a couple in 2000 and got married in 2003. Were you both backpackers before you met? Neither of us was a backpacker before we met. In fact, Mick …Read More »
Long Distance Hiking as a Couple with Jane and Dennis Blanchard
Dennis and I have been together for 42 years. He introduced me to backpacking in 1974 with our first climb of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. When hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), Dennis started using the moniker K1, short for his amateur …Read More »
How to Get a Job After a Thru-Hike
If you’ve just completed a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, the CDT or the PCT, or you’re planning one for next year, finding a new job after your hike, might be easier than you think. As a former hiring manager with a …Read More »
Backpacking as a Couple by Beardoh and SweetPea
How long have you been a couple? We first met in 1995 when we both joined the Peace Corps in Tanzania. We had just graduated college and were off on a life changing experience. We were friends for a year, then “dating” …Read More »
10 Best Ventilated (Suspended Mesh) Backpacks of 2023
Ventilated backpacks, also called suspended-mesh backpacks, have …Read More »
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Granite Gear Virga3 26L Backpack Review
The new Granite Gear Virga3 26L is …Read More »
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Tent weight is a frequent area of …Read More »
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