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Tag: Fatigue

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry

Getting good sleep in the backcountry can be a challenge and bad sleep does not make hiking enjoyable the next day. Here we offer a few tips to help you get better zzz’s. Find a Comfortable Camp Site. Take your time scouting a flat, rock-free spot and […]

The Curious Adventurer

The Curious Adventurer

No Pain, No Maine? Long distance hiking or thru-hiking is challenging both mentally and physically. Whether you are hiking the Appalachian Trail or another long-distance trail, the continuous step-by-step motion from dusk to dawn, repeated day-after-day requires considerable effort and determination. It can feel monotonous. And […]

Slumber and Siestas

Slumber and Siestas

Backpackers, especially thru-hikers, often experience fatigue. There are endless reasons that keep you from getting asleep or staying asleep – stormy weather, screeching owls, howling coyotes, obnoxious weekend hikers, aching bones, fear, a snoring partner, the worry about not getting to sleep, etc. Waking up after a […]