Topic: Backpacking Basics
September 16, 2018
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
This is my typical three-season backpacking gear list, with info about how I use each item.
May 14, 2018
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
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
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
How I converted from being a day hiker and car camper to first time backpacker.