Survival can mean different things to different people


Second Chance Hiker


Survival can mean different things to different people. For a Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hiker using the trail name “Second Chance Hiker” survival means losing 200 pounds before he comes off the trail.

He has been on the trail since early February video blogging his journey. At first, people thought he was crazy. But over time their comments have changed, and he now has over 15000 subscribers cheering him on.

Second Chance Hiker’s personality, determination, and laughter are infectious. He holds nothing back. So, If you are a prepper in need of some motivation to get in shape, then I suggest you tune in to his journey. I’m following him and hope he makes it all the way.

He mentions in one video that he felt like he was on the “Truman Show” which is a movie about a man whose life was being televised for an entertainment TV show. In some ways watching him does feel that way.

If you want to follow him his first video is below.


The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. It reveals the beauty of the desert, unfolds the glaciated expanses of the Sierra Nevada, travels deep forests, and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks in the Cascade Range. The trail symbolizes everything there is to love—and protect—in the Western United States.

Untold thousands of hikers and equestrians enjoy this international treasure each year. Some only travel a few miles, while others complete every mile in a single season.

The trail crosses over 57 major mountain passes.

It dips into 19 major canyons and ambles past more than 1,000 lakes and tarns.

The PCT has more tread in the Wilderness than any other trail. A remarkable 54% of the PCT on federal land in is Federal Wilderness.

We should all be so lucky to hike it one day.


As always, this is just my opinion.

Timothy Scott

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