Hi, I’m Lisa “Deepdive” Holmes, a guidebook author & graphic designer.
I post trip reports and info about gear, skills, and backpacking food.
While it’s important to find gear that works for you based on your individual needs, it can be helpful to hear about what works for others. This is my typical backpacking gear list, with info about how I use each item.
Setting up a tarp can be useful for rainy backpacking trips, or in case of an emergency while hiking, they can provide crucial shelter from the elements. In this post, learn more about guylines, knots, and setup details for three different tarp configurations.
This is a list of dehydrated or freeze-dried ingredients that can be used for making your own backpacking meals – a great way to control the quality and eliminate the additives and preservatives found in most commercial meals.
This cookbook is for adventurers who want healthier, higher quality, and better tasting food on trips and don’t mind spending time on food prep in order to have a better meal experience.
Whether you consider yourself a beginning backpacker, or it’s been awhile since your last trip and you want to brush up on your skills, this book will help you plan a trip, learn about gear options, and provide tips for your time on the trail and at camp.