In the first edition of Filling in the Gaps, you learned how Google took a big dump on my heart. In this edition, you will learn how a mosquito took a big dump inside my head. For those who have followed along closely with Badger’s journey up the Appalachian Trail, you already know that I […]
For those who’ve followed my Appalachian Trail journey from the beginning, you may have noticed a couple of gaps in the story. This has been confirmed by many of the questions I’ve received via Facebook and e-mail. As I’m currently in the process of writing a pretty kick ass Appalachian Trail book for you all […]
It was July, 24 2011, a group of 20+ hikers huddled around a large picnic table in the backyard of the Happy Hiker’s Hostel in Glencliff, New Hampshire. The night’s menu offered home-cooked meatloaf, grilled corn on the cob, mayonnaise-rich pasta salad, coleslaw, homemade buns lathered in liberal amounts of butter, and of course Miller […]
Because 5 months in the woods wasn’t enough to isolate me from the surrounding world, I decided to kick it up a notch. While on my little walk thingy, I became a big fan of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. It served as my social fix when I wasn’t in the mood for actual interaction. […]
The following infographic details four gross, but entirely factual, elements associated with the Appalachian Trail. Feel free to print this out so you can educate others. Everyone loves facts.
I’ve been awake for about two weeks now. The previous five months were merely a dream. You see, reality comes equipped with these little nuisances, we call “responsibilities”. In the dream, there was only one responsibility: “don’t die”. Over the past five months I have stripped myself of excess. This not only refers to the […]
In the picture above, you are witness to what happens when a ginger head lays unattended for five months. Despite it’s inherent ability to repel women, the beard will remain an indefinite resident of my face. But that’s neither here nor there. Over the past five months, I have done my best to paint you […]
So, just a couple of days ago, August 22nd, 2011, exactly 5 months and 1 day from my start date, I completed my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Good stuff. There will be more reflection and insights on my merging back into your crazy indoor universe in posts to come, but as for right now, […]
Preamble: This post is both long and un-funny. I am taking a momentary lapse from humor to rant about a subject that I have spent much time consumed in the last 150 days or so. Despite what the proceeding post would imply, I still find fart jokes to be tremendously funny. Although I joke about […]
I’ve received a few requests for an updated list of the gear that currently rides on Badger’s back. This post is dedicated to you. And whoever else may derive value out of it. Instead of listing everything that I’m using, I will detail only the differences in gear from my original departure.