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
Preparing for the PCT: Footwear
The first backpacking trip I ever went on, the Resurrection Pass trail in Alaska, was a forty-mile walk through a flower-filled alpine meadow that crossed the Kenai Peninsula on the ridges of the Kenai Mountains. It was a pretty simple hike, as far as backpacking trips go- tree-line in Alaska is low (it gets lower … Continue reading Preparing for the PCT: Footwear
Preparing for the PCT: Training
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
Preparing for the PCT: One outfit for five months (or, where do I find a sunhat that doesn’t look stupid?)
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?)
Preparing for the PCT: Food
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
The final version of my kickstarter project is now live!
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!
Carrot Quinn Walks From Mexico to Canada: The Book Project
Friends! Readers! Passers-by! I'm walking from Mexico to Canada this summer, via the Pacific Crest Trail, and I'm going to blog about it every day. And at the end I'm going to make a beautiful print book that you can hold in your hands! My kickstarter campaign for this great overland journey just went live- … Continue reading Carrot Quinn Walks From Mexico to Canada: The Book Project
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