Backpacking, the form of outdoor recreation where gear is carried on one’s back, is a rewarding pursuit. Many people stay away from it, however, because of the heavy weight backpackers carry. It is not uncommon for backpackers to carry 40 pounds or more of gear that includes a sleeping bag, a tent, food, fuel, a cooking stove, toiletries, and clothes. With all the equipment backpackers need to survive several days... Continue Reading →
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Posted on July 16, 2015 by Rebecca Maxwell
For many of us, hiking and backpacking are ways to find the peace and solitude we struggle to find back home in the middle of civilization. Chances are good, however, that you will encounter other humans no matter where you go. Do you know what to do when you run into other recreationists on the trail?
Basic trail etiquette dictates the general rules to follow when meeting other people on a hiking or backpacking trail. Trail systems are used for a variety of activities including hiki... Continue Reading →
Posted on October 10, 2014 by Brian Meyer
Bugging out is something we talk about often, but just as often the true meaning behind bugging out is forgotten. Bugging out isn’t a mythical mass egress from your house, but instead it’s simply the act of leaving where you are for someplace safer. More likely than not, the result of bugging out will be you in the wild for a period of time either waiting things out or moving on to find a better place. Whatever the reason is, you’ll probably be in the woods for a little while.
The only thing that comes close to this is something that many prep... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 9, 2014 by Catherine Alford
Backpacking is a great way to get exercise, connect with nature, and see amazing sights. A few years ago, my husband and I backpacked through Europe, and we had the time of our lives. Of course, if you want to do the same, there are some very important things you need to bring on your hike. Check them out below:
Water and High Energy Snacks
Posted on July 29, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell
One of the best ways to experience the outdoors is on foot. A great way to do that is backpacking, the art of traveling or hiking through the outdoors by carrying one’s belongings solely in a pack. As you can imagine, this activity takes a lot of preparation, planning, and experience in order to take advantage of all it has to offer.
How do you get started backpacking if you've never done it before? Here are some tips to help you not fee... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 10, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell
One of the best ways to experience the outdoors during the summer season is backpacking. In contrast to car camping, backpacking requires carrying all of your gear with you as you hike through the wilderness on foot. Therefore, it makes sense that selecting the right backpack is imperative.
Posted on November 19, 2013 by Kent Page McGroarty
Okay, so your survival skills are honed, but what about gear? The right backpack is essential for a successful camping trip, and is quite useful in terms of emergency preparedness. So what are some of the best backpacks for camping, and what makes them so darn special? Let’s take a quick journey…
Kelty Trekker External
Go “old-school” with this totally indestructible backpack, an ideal choice for lugging everything you need camping-wise. Take advantage of ... Continue Reading →