How to Size and Fit Your Backpack for all of Your Hiking and Backpacking Adventures
If you are looking for the best backpacking pack, learning how to size and fit your backpack is so important to guarantee the best ergonomics and a more comfortable backpacking...Read more
Down vs Synthetic Sleeping Bags: Which is the Best for Backpacking and Camping?
A good night’s sleep in the backcountry will go a long way. So what's the best sleeping bag for camping and backpacking? Well, it depends on a number of factors....Read more
Choosing a Backpacking Destination and Planning Your Trip With Maps
The truth is, most of your time spent on a backpacking trip will actually come before you even hit the trail. Planning a trip takes a lot of time, but...Read more
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.