Backpacking

News & Tips: 12 Tips for Packing a Backpack (video)...
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12 Tips for Packing a Backpack (video)

You've planned for weeks, taken time off work and organized all your gear for several days of hiking through the wilderness. Now comes the moment of truth: fitting it all in your backpack.  We spoke…
News & Tips: 8 Tips on How to Pick a Backcountry Campsite...
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8 Tips on How to Pick a Backcountry Campsite

In established campgrounds, picking a site is easy – usually just selecting the numbered parking spot and plunking down a tent. But stray from the beaten path and the question of where to spend the…
News & Tips: 10 Backpacking Essentials You Shouldn't Forget...
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10 Backpacking Essentials You Shouldn't Forget

The big backpacking trip is coming up, and of course you packed your tent. But did you bring your toothbrush? Here are 10 easily-overlooked (but do-not-forget!) items to put on a list before you head…
News & Tips: Winter Backpacking Can Improve Your Hunting Skills...
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Winter Backpacking Can Improve Your Hunting Skills

Winter backpacking puts a unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond therapeutic and recreational value, it's a very…
News & Tips: First Backpacking Trip Tips
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First Backpacking Trip Tips

I think many people shy away from backpacking because they fear that it will be a Bataan Death March. It can be, but it doesn't have to be. Don't plan on doing a 15-mile hike on your first venture.…
News & Tips: Going on a Backpack Vacation? Here's a Basic List of Gear You'll Need...
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Going on a Backpack Vacation? Here's a Basic List of Gear You'll Need

If you're coming out west on vacation don't just set a round a dude Ranch and step in poodle ***. Grab a backpack and go backpacking for a night or two. Why set around a cabin and think that you've…
News & Tips: How to Pack a Backpack
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How to Pack a Backpack

Backpacks are one of the most fundamental pieces of outdoor gear. No other device lets you carry all the items that you need to be comfortable and equipped outdoors. Packing all of this stuff into…
News & Tips: 10 Tasty Backpacking Snacks
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10 Tasty Backpacking Snacks

When you’re traversing hills and valleys on a backpacking trip, it’s great to take a breather every so often to enjoy a delicious snack and refuel your body for the climbing, descending and sweating…
News & Tips: 5 Insider Tips for Backpacking the Appalachian Trail...
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5 Insider Tips for Backpacking the Appalachian Trail

Thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail, the 2,180-mile path that stretches across 14 states, from Georgia to Maine? You're not alone. Every year, up to 3 million hikers attempt to navigate at…
News & Tips: Quick Guide on Backpacks
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Quick Guide on Backpacks

When the topic of backpacks pops up, the young backpackers will automatically picture an internal frame pack while most school kids will envision a stylish daypack to carry their books. They'll…
News & Tips: Backpacking 101: Planning & Preparation (video)...
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Backpacking 101: Planning & Preparation (video)

Getting away from it all to recharge the soul's batteries takes some dedication. If you really want to connect with the natural world, you'd be hard pressed to find and an activity more invigorating…
News & Tips: Good Convenience Foods for the Outdoorsman on the Go...
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Good Convenience Foods for the Outdoorsman on the Go

It can be hard to eat well when you’re on a backpacking, hunting or fishing trip. Typically, the most abundant convenient and cheap grub options during your travels involve mountains of sodium and a…