How to Get a Job in Social Media: Let Your Natural Moron Roam Freely

I recently received the below e-mail… (the names have been changed to protect the innocent- but mostly to make myself laugh) “Hey Zach, My name is Cletus Chud and I am a friend of Russel Rambcastle.

Winning on Mt. Whitney

Last month, I, along with a trio of friends, hiked the continental United States’ tallest mountain – Mt. Whitney.  Maxing out at an elevation of 14,508 ft, this 22-mile round trip trek is considered one of the most difficult day hikes in the entire country. I am proud to report that our attempt was a […]

The Good Badger on Camping Gear TV

You’ve heard a lot about The Dusty Camel and Ian Mangiardi, both on this site and in Appalachian Trials.  Ian played a huge role in my thru-hike preparation, and ultimately, the book.  For this I am forever grateful. But the catalyst to all of the AT goodwill began even before Ian took the reigns of […]

The Mysterious Absence of Your Lunch Break

I have this friend… This friend is a diligent worker.  This friend shows up to work earlier and earlier every year.  This friend leaves work later and later.  This friend  eats a very abbreviated lunch at their desk.  This friend handles urgent work e-mail on the weekend (and most e-mail is urgent).  This friend has […]

4 New Things in The Life of the Good Badger

This website didn’t used to be about me.  Sure my name is in the URL.  And yeah, the “about me” page contains more info about me than any person should know.  But the content of the posts were always marketing best practices, technology tutorials, and how to get your cat on Oprah-types-of-insights.  The subject changed, […]

Appalachian Trials Has A New Home

Hi team, I just wanted to let you know that Badger’s Appalachian Trail book has its own website.   If you’re so inclined, check it out, let me know what you think, maybe get a book or seven (one for Snow White and six of her dwarfs- Dopey doesn’t get one until he cleans his act […]

Appalachian Trials- Available in Print!

HOLY HOT DAMN Five words: Appalachian Trials, Available in PRINT “Sorry, I couldn’t hear you, can you say that again please?” Sure.  I said… MOTHER-F*#(NG APPALACHIAN TRIALS, AVAILABLE IN MOTHER-F(&!NG PRINT. “Sorry it sounded like there was golden joy sauce pouring directly into my ear cavity.  Maybe you can say that one more time?” Appalachian […]

Appalachian Trials Available On Kindle!

After months of writing, editing, formatting, fighting with myself and others (mostly myself), and designing, the day has finally arrived…. Appalachian Trials is here!!! Assuming “here” means “available in e-book form” So the print version is still a little ways away (days, not weeks), but the Kindle Version of Appalachian Trials is up & active: […]

Ryan Mogan, The Proud Owner of Appalachian Trials’ Last Page

Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner! So about a week ago, we ran a promotion auctioning off the last page of my upcoming book, Appalachian Trials.  The highest bidder won the right to input their name on the last page of the book. With a high bid of $203.50, Ryan Mogan is our winner!

Get YOUR NAME in MY BOOK: And More Delicious Appalachian Trials Info

Hi team, So, my Appalachian Trail book, is finished (official launch coming soon). Well, almost… I have every page written, except for the last. That’s where YOUR NAME goes.  Only your name. Yes, I’m serious.  No, I’m not drunk. Imagine flipping through the final pages of this soon-to-be-released Appalachian Trail super-book, and the last thing […]

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