Backpacking 101 Course
If you have been wanting to learn how to backpack, there's no time like the present! In this free Backpacking 101 course for beginners, I will be teaching you the basics on everything you need to know to feel confident planning and heading out into the backcountry.
How to Safely Cross a Stream while Hiking and Backpacking: 10 Hiking Safety Tips
Let’s talk about stream crossing safety. My family recently took a trip to go hiking in the Sawtooths. It was the last day of our trip, and my parents were...Read more
How to Dress in Layers for Cold Weather and Hot Weather: Enjoy the Outdoors Year Round
Dressing for outdoor recreation is a little different than your daily routine–layering clothes is going to be ideal to keep you dry and regulate your temperature. With a little extra planning, you should be able to stay comfortable whether you’re cold weather camping or hiking in the heat!Read more
Backpacking for Beginners: Lessons Learned and Resources
For those who have never been backpacking before, it can seem like a steep learning curve. When you start looking for a place to start researching, it can feel overwhelming...Read more
The Ultimate Backpacking Checklist for all of your Backpacking Essentials
Whether you’re a backpacking beginner, or you’ve been before with others and are ready to grab your own gear, we’ve made a comprehensive backpacking checklist with all of our favorite recommendations for backpacking gear. You can read through each item, or check out the free downloadable backpacking checklist at the end and explore our curated Backpacking Collection.
Cold Weather Camping Tips and the Best Winter Camping Gear
The weather is changing, so you know what that means—it’s time to pull out all of your camping gear for cold weather!
With a few adjustments to your gear and practices, camping can be enjoyed year-round. We have some cold weather camping tips for you as well as our favorite winter camping gear. From preventative measures that will help keep you warm, to the best tent for winter camping, we hope to get you out there year-round!
Hiking Solo: Why Every Woman Should Consider it and How to Stay Safe
After that first hike, I decided I was going to solo hike every week, no matter how tired I was or whatever else was going on in my life. Each time I finished another mile, I found myself feeling less anxious and more comfortable. I quickly recognized how healing it was to spend that uninterrupted time with my own thoughts. It wasn’t always pleasant, because healing isn’t always comfortable, but I was driven to improve my mental health, while simultaneously doing something that I have always loved to do.Read more
Hiking with Children: What Snacks to Bring to Prevent Hanger
We love hiking with our children; it’s such a great opportunity to bond, and let them explore the world around them. But let's face it—nobody wants to hike with a hangry child! Aside from bringing a lunch, snacks are so important to keep a kid happy and give them the energy they need to keep up with you.Read more