Mark Wetherington's tenkara gear list serves as a great entry point to backcountry fly fishing for newcomers.
A winter backpacking gear list for hiking on packed-snow trails in dry (low-humidity) climates.
In this video, I walk through my gear during a 9-day summer trek in the high mountains of the western US. This was a trip with friends and family - 3 other adults and four children ages 7-11. We moved camps every day but one, and spent 70% of our miles off-trail, with camps up to about 11,600 feet. Scroll down for gear notes and trip photos!
A lightweight approach to traveling light in the winter on snowshoes.
An example of what a lightweight backpacker might take on a 3-day outing.
From the Gulag Archipelago to the Pearl of Siberia: between gear choice mistakes, gear failure, corrupt officials, and aggressive cows, at what point does backpacking cease to be fun?
In Part 1, we answered the question "What should you pack?" Mid-way through our global trek, we now visit the question "How's that working out for you?"
See the winners of our recent contest and download a zip file of all the submissions. Use your favorite to plan YOUR next trip!
Part 1: Backpackers are all over the map when it comes to answering the question... What should I pack?
With 40 lbs from skin out for both father and son, would our contingency plan of "snuggling for warmth" come into play?
Circumnavigating Mount Rainier's premier walk with lightweight gear has J. Sinclair Oal grinning like the Cheshire Cat.
The gear list we took to France for 3 months is evaluated after our return
It IS possible to climb Denali using lightweight techniques! Agnes and Matt discuss their gear and provide detailed gearlists.
Roger and Sue Caffin's gear lists for their upcoming 4 months in Europe
Andrew Skurka, who pioneered the 7700-mile Sea-to-Sea Route, discusses his expectations, concerns, and gear choices for a frigid 400-mile hike through northern Minnesota with ultralight gear.
Taking a summer, long weekend backpacking trip carrying only 10 pounds on your back is easy, comfortable, and safe with the right gear. Here’s a list of the Backpacking Light editors' favorite SUL gear.
Philmont Guidebook to Adventure: "Remember, the key to successful backpacking is to go lightly."
Reader submissions of spreadsheet files used for trip planning and gear lists.
Yes, vegetarian fare can fuel endurance activities like backpacking!
New Boy Scouts (and your parents!), take note: going light will leave your patrol leaders in the dust and there will be money left over from your paper route.