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Topic: Backpacking Basics

September 16, 2018

How to lighten the load of your backpack

Like pretty much everyone who backpacks, I’ve been looking for ways for lighten my load to make the trips I do take less of a toll on my body. Over two years, with the purchase of a few new items and the leaving behind of a few more, I’ve cut a total of 5.5 pounds from my pack weight!

May 28, 2018

Backpacking Gear List

This is my typical three-season backpacking gear list, with info about how I use each item.

May 14, 2018

DIY Sawyer Squeeze gravity filter system

No more pumping or squeezing! Convert a Sawyer Squeeze water filter and let gravity do the work of filtering water for you.

March 19, 2018

My backpacking food plan

At home, I don’t have any problem eating enough, but when I’ve been exerting a lot, especially during prime alpine backpacking season when it’s hot and my energy is easily depleted, I have a hard time wanting to eat on backpacking trips. And I’m a picky eater, so that makes it even harder!

February 18, 2018

A short story about snow camping

You’ve been snow camping before and liked it so you want to go again. But this time, to a bigger mountain that you’ve never seen up-close in the winter.

April 25, 2015

my first backpacking trip

How I converted from being a day hiker and car camper to first time backpacker.