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6 Things To Bring Backpacking And 3 Things To Leave Behind

You want to backpack with the right gear. But sometimes you don’t know until you go.Learn from the miscalculations of others and get a head start on perfecting your pack.Here are things experienced backpackers regretted not bringing on their first trek (and a few things they should have ditched).I Wish I Had…Here are things experienced […]

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5 Easy Recipes For Backpacking

Meals on the trail should do 2 things: they should be light enough to carry, and they should pack the calories to keep you going.No rule says they have to be boring or tasteless.Here’s a roundup of 5 meal ideas that will make your mouth (and back) happy.Salsa And Corn Dumpling SoupA simple soup made […]

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How To Choose The Best Backcountry Campsite

Wilderness backpacking, thru-hiking, backcountry camping, these are all just different ways to say you’re going way out there. Everything you need to set up camp is on your back and there’s not a developed campsite for miles.So pick your spot carefully.This article will go over what to look for and what to avoid in a backcountry […]

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How To Prepare For Your First Solo Backpacking Trip

Solo backpacking means you’re free to plan your trip whenever you want, the only schedule you have to worry about is your own.Out on the trail, the hiking pace is the one you set.The campsite is the one you choose.And at meal time you eat exactly what you want.Wilderness camping alone for the first time […]

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Year-Round Camping Gear: Essentials For Every Weather Condition

Ever heard the saying, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing? You can camp no matter what. It’s just a matter of being prepared.This article will show you some essentials for keeping dry and warm or staying cool and happy.Don’t Let The Rain Get You DownIf you think: It probably won’t rain. It […]

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Trail Hygiene – How To Keep The Funk Away On A Thru-Hike

We backpack to leave civilization behind, but there are ways to stay civilized.Here’s a quick guide on the stuff you need plus some techniques to keep yourself from turning into a wild animal on the trail.A Basic Hygiene Kit Toothbrush (cut off most of the handle) Baking soda 1 cotton bandana for men, 2 cotton […]

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How To Never Be Without Water During Your Camping Trip

You heard you can survive 3 days without water. But it might be even shorter than that.According to Randall K. Packer (biology professor at George Washington University) how long you can go without water depends on what you’re doing.Hiking, backpacking, scrambling over rocks, setting up tents. All of this exertion makes you use up water […]

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