Backpacking

why is backpacking so expensive

Why is Backpacking so Expensive?

New backpackers are often surprised at how expensive backpacking can be. “Isn’t it just going for a walk in the woods?” Well, sort of. To backpack safely and comfortably, there are actually several pieces of gear which make all of the difference and their price points can really start to […]

can a beginner hike the appalachian trail

Can a Beginner Hike the Appalachian Trail?

For many avid hikers, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) is a life-long goal. Many spend countless days testing their mettle on trails far and wide before they set off on the journey of a lifetime from Georgia to Maine. But, can a beginner hike the AT, or is it just […]

can you take eggs backpacking

Can you Take Eggs Backpacking?

Eggs are a great source of protein and fat on any backpacking trip. With a high calorie-to-weight ratio, they make an excellent trail snack. Properly prepared and stored eggs can be a great addition to your backpack, but it can be a little tricky knowing how best to do this […]

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The 9 Most Iconic Backpacking Routes in Washington

Washington state is home to some of the most beautiful backpacking destinations in the country. But, with so many fantastic multi-day hiking options to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one you want to do for your next backcountry getaway. To help you out, here are 9 […]

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Enamel Camping Mugs (Our Top 7 Picks + FAQs)

There’s really nothing better than sitting back and relaxing around a campfire. In fact, some of my favorite outdoor memories are from times that I’ve cooked in my enamel mug over a roaring fire under a beautiful starry sky. Enamel camping mugs are one of the best pieces of kitchenware […]

what should be in a first aid kit for camping

What Should be in a First Aid Kit for Camping?

If you are planing a trip into the great outdoors for some camping, having a first aid kit with you is essential. Not only will a great first aid kit help you with injuries that commonly occur while out camping, but it can keep you prepared for survival situations that […]

how do you poop while camping

How Do You Poop While Camping? (The Complete Guide)

Pooping in the woods is perhaps the biggest concern of any new camper. When you get accustomed to a world of flush toilets, the thought of having to poop in a hole can be a bit disconcerting. So, how exactly do you poop while camping? Thankfully, pooping in the woods […]