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Topic: Backpacking Basics

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.