Who's Behind Inspired Hiker

Hi! I’m Matthew, and I’m the founder, writer, and editor of inspiredhiker.com. I have been an avid outdoorsman for as long as I can remember. Although I enjoy pretty much all outdoor activities, hiking, camping, and backpacking are definitely top of the list.

I grew up and live in the city today. But, I make it a top priority to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life as frequently as I can. Being out in the wilderness with fresh open air around me is something I continuously crave. And for me, there’s no better experience than doing that with family and friends.

My Mission

My goal for this website is to inspire you to get outside and enjoy nature. I want to make backpacking easier, safer, and more enjoyable for everyone. I remember how difficult it was when I first started hiking. But, over the years, it has become a lot easier with the experience I have gathered. I want to share this experience and hopefully show you that exploring the backcountry doesn’t have to be hard work. It can be gratifying from start to finish.

I’m also a big outdoors gear geek and love getting my hands on the latest gadgets and equipment. I try to review items that I have used myself to provide you with real-life, hands-on experience. However, this is not always possible. And when it’s not, I carry out thorough research on anything I recommend, so you don’t have to.

I hope you find the content on Inspired Hiker inspirational and helpful. If you have any questions or would like to provide any feedback, please contact me here.