Training for a thru-hike requires mental and physical preparation. Learn how to get ready with these tips from a PCT and JMT thru-hiker.
Don't get giardia! Learn what factors to consider when choosing a backpacking water filter & get recommendations for your next outdoor adventure.
Don't miss New Zealand's best day hike. Get this detailed hiking for the Tongariro Crossing hike, one of New Zealand's Great Walks on the North Island.
Prepare for your southwest adventure with these desert backpacking tips! Learn where to go, what gear you need, and advice for having fun & being safe.
Lakes? Waterfalls? Granite Peaks? Get it all in a weekend backpacking trip over Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin in California's eastern Sierras.
Get my complete backpacking checklist which includes all the essential hiking gear I bring on weekend camping trips with recommendations for going lighter.
Simplify your John Muir Trail food & meal planning with my complete JMT food shopping list that details what & how much food I brought on my 22 day hike.
Learn about cheapest and most efficient John Muir Trail transportation options, including the best airports and buses to use before & after your hike.
A good tent should be lightweight, durable, weather-proof, and a cinch to set up. In this post, learn the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new tent and get recommendations for some of the best 2-person tents for backpacking.
At the urging of my folks, I recently picked up a SPOT Gen3, a communication and GPS tracking device that can be used to check in or to call for help in the case of an emergency when you are out of cell phone range. In this detailed review, I show you exactly how to use the SPOT & explain why it's smart to carry this type of communication device on all of your backcountry adventures.
Just because the weather is starting to turn in the mountains doesn't mean you have to put all of your camping gear away. If you feel like chasing summer, the Trans-Catalina Island Trail is 40 miles of sun, beach, and gorgeous ocean views and offers year-round beach-front camping.
Not sure where to pitch your tent, how to do dishes, or where to go the dreaded #2? Brush up on your outdoor ethics and learn best practices for your outdoor adventures with these basic Leave No Trace guidelines.