John Kelley, or “JK” as many calls him, is one of the co-hosts of the Backpacking Podcast and a YouTube creator sharing stories, videos and reviews of the backcountry, gear, and tips to help others discover nature and, more specifically, backpacking. His story started in 2015, when he began training to hike Mr. Kilimanjaro. During that year, he fell in love with the trail, and following his Kilimanjaro hike, he fell in love with backpacking as he thru hiked the Sheltowee Trace. John now has a goal of hiking 500+ miles each year and backpacking in at least 5 different states annually. He never sleeps better than when he is in his hammock.