I found Bearfoot Theory after googling gear recommendations and have been hooked ever since! Based on the blog, I have purchased several items that are among my favorites, and I have especially appreciated her posts on solo road tripping and hiking alone. Bearfoot Theory has helped spark my new found love for the outdoors, travel, and adventure. The blog is thoughtful, intuitive, she has answered every question I have ever asked, and her photography is also awesome. Thanks Kristen for what you do and sharing your love with all of us!!

Raised in the northeast and always on the ocean, getting into the mountains to hike and camp are new adventures for me! The information on Bearfoot Theory has been motivation to just get out there and DO IT!  Your posts help me think about essentials, planning, safety and fun!  I especially like your gear lists.  I appreciate that you take time to explain not only why I need an item, but you explain why you recommend that brand or item. Thanks for being an inspiration and educator!

Kristen has a knack for finding out-of-the-way places and I’ve loved combing back through the site to get fresh ideas for new places to explore. Her trip reports are full of insider tips and I can tell she’s someone who will tell you to pull up a seat around the campfire even if she doesn’t know you.

I’ve only been following Kristen for a few months, but she has answers to a lot of my outdoor questions! While I am not a newcomer to the outdoor world, her product reviews are solid (thanks to the introduction of the Jack Black lip balm!) and her traveling suggestions are very helpful.  She provides knowledge on a variety of topics, of which, is all her first hand experience so I enjoy that she is honest and open.  I know I will be utilizing her website as I continue to dive into the world of sprinter van life.

I have been following Kristen’s blog for a while now, and I have found her advice on gear and travel to be spot-on! From kayaking, hiking, backpacking, and photography, she is my go-to gal! I have been pleasantly surprised with her thorough reviews, and trust her knowledge completely. With her vast amount of experience, Kristen has always been dedicated to share her expertise with others . Her Bearfoot Theory site, has proved to be an invaluable resource for outdoor junkies, like myself. As I’m getting ready to hit the JMT this summer,  I am confident that my friends and I will be prepared! Thanks to Kristen, I know our trip won’t be anything less than epic!!

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