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Battling tiredness and exhaustion, Sheila Hansen discovered a remedy she never considered before to restore her energy. Told in the voice of Sheila, her journey from trials to triumphs relays how minimizing EMF (electromagnectic frequencies) helped bring her life and joy back again.
Female backpacking hygiene is important to stay healthy and comfortable on trips in the backcountry. Whether you identify as female or male, you’re going to gain some beneficial insight in this article to help you rock it whether you’re thru-hiking or on a shorter backpacking trip. This guide focuses on two sections: 1) My experience as a woman on trail and what I myself and other female hikers do to stay hygienically healthy
2) Debunking some of the common myths or prevailing attitudes about women and female hygiene while backpacking
Here’s my simple guide to educate and encourage you to hike and camp with your period, while also addressing many common questions and concerns. Having your period doesn’t need to be a reason to keep you from hiking and backpacking. In fact, with the right preparation and knowledge, you can still enjoy and thrive in the outdoors while experiencing your monthly flow.
If you’re a woman who dreams of walking the Appalachian Trail as either a thru-hike or in sections, you probably have thoughts and questions you’d prefer answered with a female perspective. Based on my experience of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, this woman-focused, informative article is filled with tips and insight to both educate and inspire women interested in the marvels of long-distance hiking.
Why does a woman's sex drive disappear? Here's a look at the many reasons why while also offering natural libido-boosting remedies to re-ignite a woman's sexual flame. Note: I wrote this post as a ghostwriter.
What if hardship can actually be enjoyable? On this podcast episode, I share a personal narrative from the beaches of Thailand to the mountains of Maine, telling of a an encounter with strangers on the Appalachian Trail that completely changed my perspective on pleasure and pain.
What are the downfalls of chemical sunscreens and why is using a mineral sunscreen or making your own is a safer choice? Learn the ins and outs of this topic in addition to insight on Vitamin D, how to choose a sunscreen, a recipe to make your own, and other useful tips to protect your skin. Note: I was the ghostwriter for this post.
Between the office jobs, internet-based remote work, indoor living spaces, and the amount of time we spend in our vehicles, a breath of fresh air is needed more than ever. This article covers the physical, mental, and social health benefits of hiking.
Leadership Every Day is a unique, simple and understandable approach to leading at home, work, spiritual life and community. With original content and a different approach at tackling some of leadership's tougher subjects, Ryan Luke's storytelling method uses a simple format to teach leadership performance to anyone looking to improve and enhance their leadership skills. Note: I edited content and did copyediting for this book.
The label ‘Hiker Trash’ is a term of endearment for those in the long-distance hiking community who have chosen to ditch social norms and live another way while on a trail journey. That ‘another way’ can be both wondrous and freeing, yet also a bit confusing to those that come upon us outside a grocery store as we shovel chips in our mouths with one hand while stuffing our backpacks full of noodles with the other.
So what is Hiker Trash really and why do we do the questionable things we do?
Hawaiian shirts. Trucker hats. Fluorescent-colored running shorts. Kilts. Huge beards. All super hot, even when you smell really raunchy.
When I started my thru-hike of the AT a few years back, I was kitted out in the most boring outfit ever: khaki, zip-off trekking pants, a red merino wool T-shirt (OK, this item was fine), and a beige cap. Dull and kinda bland, blah. Like noodles with no seasoning packet; mac with no cheese.
If you want to feel good and perform at your best while backpacking, doesn’t it also make sense to think about what food you're going to eat? Eating healthy while on trail can be easy, affordable and can actually taste really good once you familiarize yourself with this guide on how to do it right.
Raynaud’s disease, syndrome, or phenomenon is an abnormal condition where arteries in the extremities such as the toes and fingers suddenly constrict. As unpleasant as this sounds, Raynaud’s doesn't have to prevent you from hiking or backpacking even in cold weather. As someone with Raynaud's, I believe preparation and prevention are the keys to when temperatures drop. Here are my top tips for managing with Raynaud’s in the outdoors.