I’ll get right to the answer on this one before going into detail: no, you really don’t need strong arms for backpacking, although they do help a lot. Strength doesn’t play a huge role in backpacking unless the trail demands… Read More »Do you need strong arms for backpacking?
Hammock camping is a popular and efficient way to sleep outside. Your gear is lighter, setup is quicker, and in some situations, hammock camping has fewer effects on the environment than tent camping. But, just because this style of camping… Read More »Don’t make these two hammock camping mistakes (I made them, it sucked)
Planning your next hiking or backpacking trip? Searching through the National Parks App or other hiking apps will open your eyes to some fantastic trails- many of them 40+ miles long. That’ll likely leave you wondering how many miles you… Read More »How Many Miles Can I Hike in a Day?
Backpacking is a wonderful way to get in touch with yourself and with nature, but it’s not exactly a walk in the park… Even though that’s exactly what it is. Anyway, this guide aims to teach new backpackers how to… Read More »Backpacking fitness: How to train for backpacking
If you’re anything like me, the prospect of seeing bears on your next backpacking trip is as exciting as it is terrifying. I love nature, but I also love being alive. Getting too close to a bear, without being prepared,… Read More »Do Air Horns Deter Bears? Alternative Bear Safety
Backpacking is incredible exercise and an incredible way to connect with nature. But, backpacking isn’t exactly easy, at least not without a little bit of physical training and mental prep. The mental prep is what this article is all about… Read More »Backpacking skills: what you should know before a backpacking trip
Your first backpacking trip will never be your most successful, but it will always be your most meaningful. That said, the more you learn before your trip begins, the better your chance of having a perfect first time is. With… Read More »First Time Backpacking? Remember These 10 Tips
A sleep system – the items you use for sleeping on a backpacking trip – is one of the “Big Three” pieces of backpacking gear you need, alongside your backpack and shelter. Because it’s so important, and because you need… Read More »Backpacking: How heavy should your sleep system be?
Hiking is an incredible way to burn fat, tone muscles, and get healthy! Not only is it a great exercise, but it also is wonderful for your mental health. Working out doesn’t have to be a painful or dreaded experience.… Read More »If You’re Hiking to Get in Shape, You’ll Love These 12 tips