Spooky Season on the AT: My Top 10 Thru-Hiking Fears

It’s spooky szn! What better time to think about which Appalachian Trail haunts scare me the most? Because I’ll admit, I can be a bit of a wuss sometimes. I always thought thru-hikers were the toughest of the tough, that nothing could scare them. How else could you manage such an endeavor? But that can’t always be true. The reality is, you have to be scared in order to be courageous. Being brave isn’t being fearless, ...

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11 Ways Mark Wahlberg Trains to Stay in Top Shape

Mark Wahlberg takes his training as seriously as anyone in Hollywood. Whether he’s working out for a movie role, or just keeping himself in shape, the actor has put a major focus on his overall fitness over the years. Wahlberg has been training hard for his new movie Infinite with director Antoine Fuqua—he shared a […]

‘Band of Brothers’ Follow-up ‘Masters of the Air’ Is On the Way. Here’s What We Know So Far

The Band is getting back together. After previously producing the critically acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers two decades ago, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are collaborating on follow-up World War II-set series, Masters of the Air. The project was originally set at HBO years ago, where Brothers and the 2010 follow-up The Pacific aired, but […]

This Limited-Edition Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Will Help You Explore America

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon has partnered with Austin-based field guide publisher Wildsam for a limited edition series of informational whiskey bottles. The Points of Interest edition of the Kentucky bourbon is a new (and one-off, for now) release that pairs bourbon with exploration by adding a series of ”conversation guides,” as the brand puts it, to […]

Kevin Smith on the Podcast He Can’t Get Enough of and Why He Watched ‘Infinity War’ 86 Times

Kevin Smith, the director and star of the new movie Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, discusses his postpunk heroes, a blockbuster he watches on repeat, and his other recent obsessions. — As told to J.R. Sullivan Music I’ve fallen down a New Order rabbit hole recently. I was in Manchester, England, the band’s hometown, a while […]

The Road Less Traveled….3 Reasons to go SOBO

SOBO Is The Way To Go
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” -John Muir

Choosing a SOBO for the AT hike was the easiest way for us to attempt a thru-hike logistically speaking. For others, there are many reasons that hiking SOBO on the AT is the way to go. So, here are my 3 reasons to hike SOBO.

Trail Conservation
First, as more and more people attempt thru-hikes on the Appalachian Trail, ...

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That Bearded Hiker Meets the Appalachian Trail

Yep, that’s right, we are leaving our jobs to hike the Appalachian Trail. What? Yeah, we are crazy. Where do we go to the bathroom? Same place as the bears.
The Great Smoky Mountains
“A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor
So, my wife (Kaci) and I are out to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2020. But, how did this happen? Several years ago Kaci and I were looking for different outdoor activities to do as a couple. ...

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You Got a Beard and You’re a Teacher, Why Should I Care?

“For anybody that grows a beard or has hair on their face, I welcome you to the beard game. We’re all family. I encourage that. I encourage beards.” -Rick Ross

Hello outdoor lovers and beard enthusiasts. My name is Kristopher “Kyle” McDill. I am a life long resident of Mississippi and love to hike the outdoors. I have been married for almost 10 years. Luckily, my wife Kaci also loves the outdoors and is the one that got us hiking. ...

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Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

Looking for the best easy, crowd-pleasing go-to dinner recipe? This Crockpot Stuffed Peppers recipe is mine. It’s so easy to pull together that it almost feels like cheating (you don’t even need to brown the meat before stuffing the peppers), it’s healthy (lean protein, whole grains, and vegetables; the gang’s all here), and as my […]

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