I get a lot of email from experienced day hikers and car campers who want to try backpacking and are looking for help on how to plan their first overnight backpacking trip. Here’s the advice I give them. 1. Buy a Local Guidebook and …Read More »
Intro to Lightweight Backpacking
If you’ve ever been backpacking, you’ve probably heard people boast that their pack weighs 50 or 60 lbs. Those days are over. With a little knowledge, it is possible for anyone to reduce their pack weight to a comfortable 25 or 30 …Read More »
How to Choose a Backpacking Stove and Pot
A lot of backpackers own multiple pots, stoves, and windscreens, because like other backpacking gear, there’s often no perfect combination of components that will fit all of your needs. Here are some factors that you should weigh when selecting the components of …Read More »
Great Hikes: The Moriah Brook Trail in the Wild River Wilderness
In an area full of superlatives, the Moriah Brook Trail is considered one of the most beautiful gems in the White Mountain National Forest. Located in the Wild River Wilderness, the Moriah Brook trail follows a mountain stream from its source high …Read More »
10 Best Camp Shoes of 2023
Many hikers and backpackers carry camp shoes …Read More »
10 Best Budget Backpacking Tents Under $250
10 Best Two-Person Backpacking Tents of 2023
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10 Best Hiking Shoes and Trail Runners of 2023
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10 Best Sleeping Bag Stuff Sacks of 2023
10 Best Men’s Hiking Pants of 2023
10 Best Backpacking Chairs of 2023
10 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents of 2023
10 Best Hiking Day Packs of 2023
10 Best Freestanding Backpacking Tents of 2023
10 Best Backpacking Rain Jackets of 2023
Granite Gear Virga3 55L Backpack Review
The new Granite Gear Virga3 55L (2023) …Read More »
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How Much Should a Backpacking Tent Weigh?
Tent weight is a frequent area of …Read More »
Why Do Backpackers Like Alcohol Stoves?
Rain Jackets: How to Make your DWR Last Longer
How Many Pairs of Socks Should You Bring on a Backpacking Trip?
Why do Waterproof/Breathable Rain Jackets Wet Out?
How to Layer with a Rain Jacket and Stay Warm
Best DEET, Picaridin, and Natural Insect Repellents: How to Choose
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