In this blog post, we break down how to plan a backpacking trip into 12 simple steps so you feel more organized and confident (and less overwhelmed) as you get ready for your adventure.
Learn where and how to find FREE campsites on your next road trip with this list of our favorite websites, apps & maps for finding free dispersed camping.
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.
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.
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.
Bikepacking demystified! Learn how to plan and execute your first bike trip with these 5 essential bikepacking tips.
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.
Get my complete backpacking checklist which includes all the essential hiking gear I bring on weekend camping trips with recommendations for going lighter.
Say goodbye to instant coffee. Get step-by-step instructions for making the best (and easiest) camp coffee of your life using an Aeropress.
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.
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