15 Jan, 2017

How to Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Warmth to weight ratio, down vs synthetic & temperature ratings. What does it all mean? Learn how to choose the best lightweight backpacking sleeping bag for your next adventure.

9 Jan, 2017

How to Train for a Thru-Hike

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.

2 Jan, 2017

How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter

Don't get giardia! Learn what factors to consider when choosing a backpacking water filter & get recommendations for your next outdoor adventure.

8 Dec, 2016

Outdoor 101: Top 10 Beginner Ski Tips for Adults

It's never too late to start! Learn how to ski this winter with these top 10 beginner ski tips, with advice on gear, technique, lessons & more.

28 Oct, 2016

Bikepacking 101: 5 Bikepacking Tips for your First Bike Trip

Bikepacking demystified! Learn how to plan and execute your first bike trip with these 5 essential bikepacking tips.

21 Sep, 2016

Desert Backpacking Tips for your first Southwest Adventure

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.

27 Jul, 2016

3-day Backpacking Checklist

Get my complete backpacking checklist which includes all the essential hiking gear I bring on weekend camping trips with recommendations for going lighter.

22 May, 2016

How to Make Killer Camp Coffee using an Aeropress

Say goodbye to instant coffee. Get step-by-step instructions for making the best (and easiest) camp coffee of your life using an Aeropress.

11 Apr, 2016

How to Choose a Tent + the Best Tents for Backpacking

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.

31 Mar, 2016

5 Tips for Hiking in the Rain: How to Stay Dry & Comfortable

April showers bring....wet hiking. Learn how to stay comfortable and dry on the trail with these 5 simple tips for hiking in the rain

17 Feb, 2016

What to Pack for your first Winter Backcountry Hut Trip

Ok, so you are headed out on your first winter backcountry hut trip...but you aren't sure what bring or how to stay comfortable in winter temps. This detailed packing list will help you prepare so you bring exactly what you need.

16 Feb, 2016

Top 10 Tips for Hiking with Kids

Guest contributor Melissa Schulze is a rockstar mom who has her 5 year old backpacking and tackling mountains. In this post she shares how to have a blast with your kids on the trail and help them build confidence with her 10 tips for hiking with kids.