I've been doing that thing every night where you go into a trance staring at your computer looking at gear trying to figure out the exact combination of things that will somehow transcend all of your anticipated hardship and the right before three a.m. when the screen starts to go blurry you just buy some … Continue reading Preparing for the PCT: The big three (final version)
My kickstarter campaign ended a few hours ago, at $3,869! I can't believe we did it! This means that after I pay kickstarter 10%, I'll have $3,482. I was imagining that my campaign would just make it to $3,500, so after fees I would have $3,150. This is of course much less than I need … Continue reading We did it! And deep thoughts about lightweight gear.
I got my popcan stove in the mail today! Here I show you my tiny backpacking kitchen in action. And there are only four days left on my kickstarter campaign! It's 50% funded right now, If this thing isn't funded by April 2nd the project won't happen. The book is going to be many things- … Continue reading Preparing for the PCT: video update! my tiny backpacking kitchen in action
The camp kitchen is one area where the philosophy of lightweight backpacking really shines. It's actually super easy and not genuinely not expensive to have a backpacking kitchen that weighs only a couple of ounces in its entirety. And ultralight backpacking stoves, the shining stars of the lightweight backpacking galaxy, are everything that you want … Continue reading Preparing for the PCT: My wee backpacking kitchen
How do you train to walk 2600 miles? I’m a professional dog walker, so I walk a couple of hours every day. That’s the bulk of my training. I also bike and run, but not every day. I used to do intense cardio every day, but then when I started dog walking so much I … Continue reading Preparing for the PCT: Training
I like to buy clothes at the end of the season, when they’re cheap. Last year in fall, when I was buying tank tops for this year, I had to stop myself, saying- I’m not going to get to wear these. I’ll be wearing the same outfit every day. For five months. What do you … Continue reading Preparing for the PCT: One outfit for five months (or, where do I find a sunhat that doesn’t look stupid?)
When you’re walking for 2600 miles, what do you eat? As far as I can tell from what I’ve read about other people’s PCT hikes, you either buy your supplies in little towns and eat junk food for five months, or you plan all of your meals in advance and mail them to yourself. Which … Continue reading Preparing for the PCT: Food
Hey guess what everyone! The original version of my kickstarter campaign was doomed to fail because I was a fool who didn't understand kickstarter, but now I am much smarter and the final version of my campaign, Carrot Quinn Walks from Mexico to Canada, is AWESOME. That's because in this campaign you can buy copies … Continue reading The final version of my kickstarter project is now live!