Backpacking

how do you camp on a budget

How do you camp on a budget? (21 Money Saving Ideas)

Camping is a time-honored way to get outside and enjoy a bit of nature. But, with all the gear and travel involved, camping can also be quite expensive. The good news? It’s more than possible to camp on a budget. If you’re keen to get outside without blowing your life’s […]

how do you bear proof a tent

How Do You Bear Proof A Tent?

Bears are one of the major things that scare people about camping in a tent or spending time outside. While bears aren’t as much of a threat as people make them out to be, bear-proofing your tent and your campsite is essential if you want to avoid a negative encounter […]

sleeping tips for backpacking

30 Sleeping Tips for Backpacking

Getting a good night’s sleep while backpacking in the backcountry isn’t easy. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways that you can get your 8 hours in, even when you’re miles from your comfy bed. We know how difficult it can be to catch some Zs in the mountains, so here […]

best ultralight sleeping bag

Best Ultralight Sleeping Bag? 7 Crowd Favorites

There’s truly nothing better than traipsing through the mountains on a long backpacking trip with a light pack in tow. However, ultralight gear that’s functional, durable, and compact is hard to find, especially when it comes to sleeping bags. Thankfully, long gone are the days where lightweight sleeping bags were […]

how to winterize a 3 season tent

How To Winterize a 3 Season Tent

I get a lot of tent and camping-related questions from friends and family. Since I grew up in Minnesota, I’ve enjoyed the trials of winter camping since I was a child. Because of that, I get a lot of winter camping questions, like: Can you use a 3-season tent for […]

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 […]

backpacking washington

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 […]