Like pretty much everyone who backpacks, I learned that I needed to lighten my load to take less of a toll on my body.
Get the most out of trips by tailoring plans to meet your needs and interests with the “How to Plan Backpacking Trips” PDF guide.
There are many approaches to backpacking gear checklists – and most contain extra gear that can weigh down a backpack. This is my minimalist approach to what I take on three-season trips.
There are many options in the Pacific Northwest for backpacking in every season – from coastal and rainforest trips to high desert and subalpine mountain locations.
Three considerations for planning trips that fit your backpacking style, goals, and interests
One of the biggest obstacles for new backpackers is how to deal with going to the bathroom in the backcountry. There’s really nothing to fear, but before you go, learn how to lessen your impact on the local ecosystem following these guidelines.
Planning a successful group backpacking trip includes considering the experience levels and preferences of each participant, as well as clearly communicating plans.
Setting up a tarp can be useful for rainy backpacking trips – or in an emergency while hiking, a tarp can provide crucial shelter from the elements.
Having a campfire is often synonymous with backpacking, but before you build a campfire, consider the potential wildfire danger as well as the impact on the local environment.
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