Ventilated backpacks have suspended mesh back panels to help dry perspiration when you’re carrying a backpack. The mesh is suspended above a concave cavity so there’s a big air space behind your back to help evaporate moisture. Deuter Packs, which is still …Read More »
Is it Warmer to Sleep Naked in a Sleeping Bag?
No. It’s a myth that sleeping naked in a sleeping bag is warmer than wearing long underwear. I’m not sure how this Internet meme started but it’s dead wrong. How Sleeping Bags Work Sleeping bags are designed to trap the heat your …Read More »
How Much Food Should You Pack for a 3 Day Backpacking Trip?
As a rule of thumb, you can figure on using 2 lbs of food per person per day on a 3 season backpacking trip. Depending on your body weight and exertion level, you may need more or less food, but that’s a …Read More »
How Many Pairs of Socks Should You Bring on a Backpacking Trip?
Many people bring too many extra clothes on backpacking trips, including more shirts, pants, pairs of underwear, socks, and even shoes that they don’t need. Extra clothes add a lot of unnecessary weight to a backpack and take up a significant amount of extra …Read More »
10 Best Bug Shelters for Ultralight Backpacking
There are three different types of ultralight …Read More »
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How to Treat Hot Spots and Pop Hiking Blisters
Hot spots and hiking blisters occur when …Read More »
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