THREE DAY BACKPACKING GEAR CHECKLIST 3-day Backpacking Checklist

3-day Backpacking Checklist

Outdoor Gear

Get my complete backpacking checklist which includes all the essential hiking gear I bring on weekend camping trips with...
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John Muir Trail Food Shopping List

John Muir Trail Food Shopping List

John Muir Trail

Simplify your John Muir Trail food & meal planning with my complete JMT food shopping list that details what...
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John Muir Trail Transportation Guide & Planning Tips

John Muir Trail Transportation Guide & Planning Tips

John Muir Trail

Learn about cheapest and most efficient John Muir Trail transportation options, including the best airports and buses to use...
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HOW TO CHOOSE A BACKPACKING TENT How to Choose a Tent + the Best Tents for Backpacking

How to Choose a Tent + the Best Tents for Backpacking

Outdoor Gear

A good tent should be lightweight, durable, weather-proof, and a cinch to set up. In this post, learn the...
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SPOT Gen3 Review: A Backcountry Communication & Tracking Device

SPOT Gen3 Review: A Backcountry Communication & Tracking Device

Outdoor Gear

At the urging of my folks, I recently picked up a SPOT Gen3, a communication and GPS tracking device...
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Tips for Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail in California

Tips for Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail in California

Backpacking

Just because the weather is starting to turn in the mountains doesn't mean you have to put all of...
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Outdoor Ethics: 7 Basic Guidelines of Leave No Trace

Outdoor Ethics: 7 Basic Guidelines of Leave No Trace

Conservation

Not sure where to pitch your tent, how to do dishes, or where to go the dreaded #2? Brush...
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Hiking Mount Timpanogos: A Timpooneke Trail Guide

Hiking Mount Timpanogos: A Timpooneke Trail Guide

Utah

Mount Timpanogos is the second tallest peak in the Salt Lake region and a favorite among locals. Learn everything...
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#CRANKITUPANOTCH & Win a Mountain Hardwear Ozonic 50 Pack

#CRANKITUPANOTCH & Win a Mountain Hardwear Ozonic 50 Pack

Outdoor Gear

It's time to crank it up a notch! Submit a photo of you pushing your limits for a chance...
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Backcountry Bartender: Delicious & Easy Backpacking Cocktail Recipes

Backcountry Bartender: Delicious & Easy Backpacking Cocktail Recipes

Camp Cooking

Sometimes you want a little nightcap on the trail. Here's my three favorite super easy and lightweight backpacking cocktail...
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The Best Lightweight Backpacking Gear to Help Lighten your Load

The Best Lightweight Backpacking Gear to Help Lighten your Load

Outdoor Gear

Looking to shed some weight? Here are some of my favorite pieces of lightweight backpacking gear that will help...
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Backpacking to Salt Lake City’s Red Pine Lake

Backpacking to Salt Lake City’s Red Pine Lake

Utah

A detailed hiking and backpacking guide to Red Pine Lake - one of the most beautiful spots in the...
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