Category Archives for "Backpacking"

The Best Backpacking Pillows for Relaxing Wilderness Sleep

There’s not much better than sleeping outdoors with the sounds and smells of nature all around you. Waking up in the morning to a fresh cup of coffee, dew on the tent, and the sun on the horizon. Now imagine waking up with a super sore neck from sleeping on the ground. A pillow is one […]


10 Effective Ways to Manage Hiking With Back Pain

Imagine a spring hike with the morning sun peaking over the hills and the soft cool breeze beating on your back. Walking through the wilderness with nothing on your mind other than the chirping of the birds and the sound of the leaves in the wind. Now imagine that same hike with lower back pain that […]


7 Cold Weather Winter Socks That Keep Your Feet Nice and Toasty

With the changing of the seasons from fall to winter our habits tend to change along with the falling of leaves. Some of us choose to stay in and cozy up by the fire, while others opt for the more adventurous route of hitting the mountains. Snow-shoeing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, broom hockey, ice-skating……The list goes […]


Everything You Need to Know About Finding the Right Backpacking Knife

To use one of the most over-quoted movie lines on the planet…”That’s not a knife, THAT’S A KNIFE.” – Crocodile DundeeWhether you are a seasoned backpacker or weekend warrior, there’s one piece of equipment that is universal to the wilderness – a dependable pocket knife.Choosing the best backpacking knife that is will fill your everyday […]


Chacos Vs Tivas: Quest for the Best Hiking Sandal

The era of the sport sandal has arrived, sort of.If you’ve ever hiked in boots, at some point you have probably said to yourself, “There has to be a better option than these things.” Then you remember the person wearing sandals that you had a conversation with and they swore by them. It’s more and more common […]


Backpacking Essentials: A Complete Checklist to go Ultralight

Are you wondering what you need to bring for a long-distance thru hike?Backpacking for extended periods of time takes careful preparation and planning. Whether you’re taking a 10 day trip along the Wonderland Trail or tackling a leg of the Triple Crown. It’s important to understand what you need and what you don’t need, rather than […]


Discover the Many Health Benefits of Hiking on a Regular Basis

Solvitur Ambulando.Latin for “It is solved by walking.”From the mountains of the Pacific Northwest to the granite walls that loom high above Yosemite National Park. There are endless reasons why we choose to get outdoors and hike. Often times it is an easy way to escape the everyday grind of the monotonous routines of modern […]


31 Ultralight Backpacking Tips To Cut Pack Weight

Ultralight backpacking isn’t a science, it’s a folly of errors. The best way to learn what you need and don’t need is to pack your bags and go. Chances are you will soon realize that 40 pounds and the kitchen sink aren’t all that helpful. Fortunately, you can skip the shoulder and lower back pain by […]