Pack List: 500 Trail Miles of Experience in Your Hand

October 10, 2015

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The culture of outdoor recreation has been evolving, but the software tools that exist for it have remained stagnate. I’ve seen about a dozen experience-sharing or trail-finding apps rise and fall while the majority my own research still relies on distributed blogs, word of mouth and in person training. That is why I created Pack List, the iOS App to puts years of knowledge and hundreds of miles of backcountry experience in your hand.

Why Create an App?

Over the last several years, I’ve been entrenching myself deeper and deeper into outdoor recreation culture. I started as a hiker, but now lead an adventuring group, go to adventure film festivals and have branched into mountaineering. As I’ve spoken to more and more people I’ve found that the limiting factor for outdoor recreation isn’t fitness, its knowledge.

That is why I decided to create a tool to unlock my acquired knowledge and share it with the community. Just like Alastair’s promotion of micro-adventure, this is my contribution to making adventuring more accessible. Even as a simple tool, it has the powerful ability to answer the basic questions of friends (such as how much water to bring) who are just getting into hiking. I have all sorts of plans to incorporate deeper knowledge and other activity-specific information for backpacking, mountaineering and more.

Comments or ideas? Send me a message, I would love to hear from you.