Gear Review – Platypus Big Zip LP 3.0 ltr/100 oz hydration system

https://youtu.be/7AeMtvWrJEY I carried the same Platypus Big Zip across the continent during my 2015 UnRun USA transcon, and on many adventures after that. It is resists slime buildup, is very durable, and and the zip locking system works well and holds up over time. I still have my Big Zip! ~ Match your new Platypus … Continue reading Gear Review – Platypus Big Zip LP 3.0 ltr/100 oz hydration system

The End of the UnRun – Barefoot Jake Brown’s Reflections on 3,100 Miles

This is what I wore/carried the last day of The Run: 1) Glasses given me by a man in Ohio. Took them right off his own face when I mentioned that I'd lost my last pair. #KindnessOfStrangers2) Bandana given me by a woman in Bisbee, AZ last winter. It was her son's favorite. He was … Continue reading The End of the UnRun – Barefoot Jake Brown’s Reflections on 3,100 Miles

Inside the Pack: Osprey Aether AG 60L – Most Versatile in it’s Class – Barefoot Jake Brown

I started my run across the USA with an old worn out backpack that fell apart less than 30 miles from the coast, when I overloaded it with an abundance of nutrition samples from Expo West. I was fortunate to have a room at a hotel I was sharing with a friend, and the manager … Continue reading Inside the Pack: Osprey Aether AG 60L – Most Versatile in it’s Class – Barefoot Jake Brown

Apps to Run With – Barefoot Jake Brown’s Favorite Mobile Apps

What makes a good app? MHO A good app doesn’t just entertain us, or do the work for us; it enhances our experience and empowers us to do more than we could without. An app is a tool, and tools only work when we know why and how to use them. Use the tool. Don't … Continue reading Apps to Run With – Barefoot Jake Brown’s Favorite Mobile Apps

Back to Basics – Barefoot Jake Brown’s Minimalist Philosophy

In 2011 I read a book called Born to Run, and went down a rabbit hole that led to a barefoot transcontinental run, sub 24hr 100 milers, 50+ mile barefoot trail races, and six incredible years of voluntary homelessness, traveling the USA by foot and thumb. What began as a personal experiment became a journey, … Continue reading Back to Basics – Barefoot Jake Brown’s Minimalist Philosophy