A winter backpacking gear list for hiking on packed-snow trails in dry (low-humidity) climates.
Our Gear List Archive offers a variety of resources to make packing easier and to give you some ideas about what to pack for different types of trips. There's everything here from printable checklists to fully-annotated gear lists that reflect the author's rationale for making choices to include one item over another on their list.
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