State: Florida I woke up well rested in my hammock underneath the awesome fort Jason built for his kids. Jason invited me in for breakfast and I quickly found out that it was Jojos 8th birthday because Niah the eldest was making funfetti pancakes and donuts. After breakfast Jojo got to open some of her presents even though her real party was tomorrow. She got some awesome scratch and sniff stickers and this super straw construction set to drink out of stuff in all kinds of awesome ways. “Thank you mommy!” Jojo said as she lit up the room with her smile. “Jojo, I’m notRead More →

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State: Maine I woke up sore and tired. Reason being was I stayed up late because I had WiFi and wanted to work on some updates. Anyways, after taking some aspirin and folding up my rainfly, I headed out determined to make it to Mars Hill. Now I only had 25 miles to go and my average in Florida was typically 15-20 miles in a day, with my record being 30 miles. However, the terrain in Maine is a lot different (i.e. more hilly). So my average was cut to 10-15 miles per day. Therefore, I knew in order to make it, I’d be walkingRead More →

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State: Florida I got up and quickly realized that my phone hadn’t been charging. Turns out the external battery charger I had wasn’t as charged as I thought it was and my phone battery was dwindling at 10%. I looked for the closest library on my GPS and then shut off my phone to save the remaining battery for emergencies. It turned out that it was going to be a 10 mile hike to the closest library because I was walking through Ocala National Forest. A short ways down the road, a van pulled over and the driver offered me a ride. He told meRead More →

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State: Florida Well yesterday was a fun day. I got up after tossing and turning all night and fighting off some wicked bugs and then headed to the library. When I got there I was confused to see it closed. I checked the hours and found out that on Wednesday and Thursday they aren’t open till 12pm, which I thought were odd hours. Anyways, I decided to go and see if the Big Red Bus was there yet. It’s a blood donation bus that I knew was coming by the library. I found it and this time rested for a few minutes before I gotRead More →

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State: Florida Today I got up and found a rather large spider in my boot. Law of survival: always check your boots before you put them on. I packed up and headed out. As I was walking I decided I wouldn’t spend any money on food the rest of the week because I was alright on my road food (almonds, tuna fish, jerky, ect) and I had splurged a bit on eating out at subway and such. Then if I made it to the end of the week, I would treat myself to chinese food, which I’d been craving for quite a while. The reasonRead More →

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State: Florida I stopped at a gas station to throw away some trash and this guy stopped me. “Hey I’ve seen you on Facebook,” he said. “You have?” I asked flabbergasted. “Yeah, you’re the guy backpacking all 50 states.” “Wow, that’s awesome! Didn’t know the word was getting around. My name is Seth,” I said shaking his hand. “Shank and this is Kat,” he said. “So where are you headed?” Kat asked. “Well right now I’m headed to Dunnellon. Then I’m going to head up to Devil’s Den.” “We can give you a ride. We’re headed right through Dunnellon.” Shank said. “Wow, thank you,” IRead More →

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State: Florida Date: January 17th, 2016 Hey Y’all, I’m sitting here at a fan’s house (Patricia Stanley Share), who was kind enough to give me a place to stay for two days to weather the wicked storm that is passing through currently (Thunderstorm with 25 mph winds). Anyways, I have WIFI and POWER!!! So I think it’s time I updated you all on my journey so far and the adventures I’ve been having. The problem is that I’ve been literally having an adventure every day. So I decided to treat you all to an excerpt from my book. Keep in mind that this is onlyRead More →

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State: Florida Today I got an early start because I wanted to make it to Crystal River. Since I slept deep in the woods, I felt rested and I made it into town without a hitch. I came into town with one thing on my mind…laundromat. I found one on my GPS and headed there. However, as I reached the parking lot, a couple walking in the direction I was heading┬ástarted up the usual conversation with me: “That’s quite a load you’ve got there. Where are you headed?” the woman said. “Well I’m headed to do some laundry right now,” I said and laughed indicatingRead More →

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