If your next adventure is taking you into the backcountry, you’re probably already planning on how to shave some weight off your pack. Chances are, you’re looking at your wallet and wondering what needs to come along and what can stay behind. If the only paperwork you’re bringing is a map, read on!
As far as mile per view goes, backpacking the Trans Catalina trail is hard to beat for the amount of effort and miles you need to put in for the grand, sweeping ridge views! While low mileage and a non technical trail, don't let the mile markers fool you into thinking this is a simple backpacking trip along a fire road. You'll climb up to the ridge, down to the ocean, and back up to the ridge, pretty much every single day!
Easy, yet excellent backpacking trip for the winter season as the mileage between campsites is low enough to accomplish in limited winter daylight hours.
Great trip for a gear shakeout if you're testing out new gear or simply looking to see what items you can go without.
Great intro to backpacking as there’s a lot of trail support or for experienced backpackers who want a low stress, minimal planning trip.
Whether you’re going without a stove, carrying minimal fuel, hiking in extreme heat or a fire restricted area, or simply don’t feel like taking the time to boil water (anyone else a lazy morning person?!), try cold soaking on your next hiking trip!
I only have three requirements when I’m making coffee in the backcountry: 1) the coffee must taste great (duh); 2) the coffee can’t have a gritty feeling; and 3) cleanup must be fast and simple. Now, as a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I’ll admit that criteria #1 completely depends on the quality and freshness of the coffee beans and what your taste for coffee is. I like a black mug of joe from medium to light roasted beans.
So you want to go backpacking? Excellent! Let me be the first to welcome you to this lifelong addiction to the great outdoors and hiking off the beaten path. Read more for our philosophy on packing gear as well as a downloadable checklist!
The quest to pack lightweight camping and backpacking food is forever ongoing. Naturally, this begs the question if you are out section hiking or backpacking, do you need to fully rehydrate your freeze dried meals? Read on to learn more!
This year, we're celebrating thru-hikers! We know a little bit of encouragement can go a long way, and so we've teamed up with Hiker Feed to help make your life a little easier, so you can be warriors not worriers when it comes to your thru hiking food ;)
An overview of how to eat a Bushka freeze dried meal! Introducing the Bowl Bag! No longer worry about whether or not your spoon can reach the bottom of the pouch or about your hand becoming gross and sticky (yuck!) With the second tear notch, you can reduce the bag height and turn the pouch into a bowl.