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 →
Tag Archives: hiking
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 March 30, 2015 by Brian Meyer
Getting an adult family member on board with prepping should be pretty easy. While it might take some time to convince your significant other that the bunker you want to build is totally worth it, the basic idea of getting someone you live with into the prepper mindset should be relatively simple.
The same cannot be said for children and prepping however. The major draw for adults and prepping is an understanding of how quickly the world around us can fall apart, but this isn’t something a child can easily understand, and if they do, can scare them more than help.
Th... Continue Reading →
Posted on October 17, 2014 by Lorin John
Often, when you read about tips and tricks for backpacking and hiking, the tipper has an outdoor resume that makes you wonder why they are not on their cable TV “I survived this” show. It seems like they have been a guide for twenty years in the Tetons, or lived three consecutive winters in Alaska, or at least founded a graduate level program in Backcountry Studies at the University of Way Off Y... 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 March 15, 2013 by Jacob B.
The most important thing to do when you are lost when camping or hiking is to not panic. Do not make any sudden decisions without thoroughly thinking through your situation. Once you realize you are lost, take time to assess your predicament. Examine all the possibilities. You have more time than you imagine. Extra time spent analyzing all the options will prove valuable in the long run.
Now that you are calm, figure out how y... Continue Reading →