Josh Johnson

A Florida resident, Josh has backpacked in Florida and Alabama prior to committing to the Appalachian Trail. As a graphic designer and former competitive gamer (Major League Gaming), the outdoor trails are a reprieve from all things digital and a sanctuary to recharge creative energy. Rather than make this just a personal experience, his desire is to make each step across the countryside benefit a worthy cause touching the lives of other people in a positive way. To that end, Josh founded the #HikeWithHeart movement while preparing to hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian trail in 2017, backpacking the first 80+ miles ever walked to support Hearts of Many Colors, a community mission in Haiti. Follow me on social media @designpassion

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8 Excellent Ultralight Backpacking Knives

8 Excellent Ultralight Backpacking Knives

I've merged my enthusiasm for knives and backpacking to bring you a list of backpacking blades that each weigh less than two ounces and are capable

Mar 22, 2018 : Josh Johnson
How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

Almost every outdoor or survival gear list known to mankind includes one very important tool: a knife. In fact, knives are known to be one of the

Mar 22, 2018 : Josh Johnson
90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

Hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail with me in 90 seconds. From Springer Mountain to the border of North Carolina, this video

Mar 7, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Tips on Hiking for Charity

Tips on Hiking for Charity

Author disclosure: In the spirit of “hike your own hike”, I’d like to start by saying that this is a 100% guilt-free recommendation. The choice of

Oct 25, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Many people wear some form of corrective lenses and if you're gonna hike 2,000+ miles ,or perhaps even a small portion of a local scenic trail,

Jun 15, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Day Seven: Crossing the border

Day Seven: Crossing the border

Packed up in the morning and grabbed the shuttle from the Hostel back to the trail at Dicks Creek Gap. The Hostel said 100% chance of rain tomorrow

Jun 8, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Day Six: Ups, Downs and Crazy Quail

Day Six: Ups, Downs and Crazy Quail

When I woke up and went to put my socks on, I got a surprise. My socks haven't been drying inside my tent so I've been leaving them out of the tent

Jun 7, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Day Five: 13 Miles to Macaroni

Day Five: 13 Miles to Macaroni

Breakfast today was a Clif bar again but I took time to make coffee - YUM! There was also an abundance of water between Low Gap and Unicoi Gap so I

Jun 6, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Day Four: “Rick”, Ravens Cliffs and Hiking partners

Day Four: “Rick”, Ravens Cliffs and Hiking partners

The shower and nights sleep in the Hostel was refreshing! I think it was a little easier to face the soreness and strenuous hiking, today. The

Jun 5, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Day three: A most pure trail magic

Day three: A most pure trail magic

Although it rained again last night it wasn't raining when I got up: happy camper. The worst of the damage was the mud that caked onto my tent

Jun 2, 2017 : Josh Johnson