Silent Bob

In 2015, I completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. From that point on, I have fallen hopelessly in love with long trails, building on my long-time adoration for the wilderness. The following year (and after delivering many pizzas) I undertook and completed a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Since then, I have volunteered on the Pacific Crest Trail, performing over 900 hours of trail maintenance, in an effort to give back to the trail and the community. I have hopes of more hikes in the future. Hiking has ruined me.

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Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

This year, I decided to give back to the Pacific Crest Trail. Not with a donation, and not with trail magic -- but with sweat, sore muscles, and a

Nov 16, 2017 : Silent Bob
The Joy of Stoveless (aka No Cook) Backpacking

The Joy of Stoveless (aka No Cook) Backpacking

On my first thru-hike, I came across an individual with a peculiar way of eating their food - with no stove. No cannister fuel, no denatured alcohol,

Dec 6, 2016 : Silent Bob
The Golden Tunnel

The Golden Tunnel

Famously, the Appalachian Trail has owned the term the "Green Tunnel" for it endless walks through lush green forests. And it certainly has a right

Aug 12, 2016 : Silent Bob
1,000 Miles of Confliction

1,000 Miles of Confliction

"Hike your own hike". For such a common phrase to throw around, it's not as simple as its made out to be. Especially for an excruciatingly indecisive

Jul 15, 2016 : Silent Bob
Pondering the Parallels

Pondering the Parallels

For this article, I will avoid any comparisons with the intent to declare a "better" trail. Those grow tiresome to me. Instead, I'd like to share

May 11, 2016 : Silent Bob
Gear Review: Luke’s Ultralite Down Jacket

Gear Review: Luke’s Ultralite Down Jacket

*This product was not donated for review. After scouring the market for a new down jacket, I finally landed on a gem that I couldn't get out of my

Mar 2, 2016 : Silent Bob
Gear Review: HH Dry Stripe Baselayer

Gear Review: HH Dry Stripe Baselayer

This baselayer from

Jan 9, 2016 : Silent Bob
15 Essential Thru-Hiker (Or Any Hiker) Items for $25 or Less

15 Essential Thru-Hiker (Or Any Hiker) Items for $25 or Less

The holiday season is quickly approaching once again.  Your Aunt Annie, cousin Corey, and colleague Colleen all want to get you the perfect gift for

Nov 9, 2015 : Silent Bob
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Fusion 65 Backpack

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Fusion 65 Backpack

Before starting the AT in March, I knew I was going to need extra room for winter items. Without wanting to add a bunch of weight, I searched

Oct 15, 2015 : Silent Bob
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10 Degree Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10 Degree Quilt

During my AT thru-hike, only a few items stuck with me for the entire trip. One of those items was my

Sep 18, 2015 : Silent Bob