Episode 5: Shin Splints

Shin splints can ruin a hike.  In this week’s episode, Dan talks about to prevent shin splints and, if experiencing symptoms of shin splints on a hike, how to take care of them.  This is a must-listen for all thru-hikers! Download Episode

Episode 4: Guthook

This week, Guthook, co-founder of Guthook’s Guides and Atlas Guides, joins Dan in a discussion about maps, apps, and trail navigation. Download …

Episode 3: The CTF Ratio

Hiking food is composed of carbohydrates, fat, and protein. This week, Dan talks about which nutrients are most important for multi-day hiking …

Episode 2: Calorie Density

Calorie density tells you how much energy you’re getting for what your food weighs.  In this week’s episode, Dan explains how this …

Episode 1: Calorie Load

Making sure you’re getting enough food to eat every day on the trail is really important.  In this first episode of Weekly …

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Blisters and Footwear

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”  –Emiliano Zapata This post looks at blister rate …

The Trail Diet: Unique Challenges

Food is funny thing.  All long distance hikers, regardless of dietary rules and preferences, have to pack in enough calories to make …