A few suggestions for your next out of the ordinary adventure.
Camping near hot springs can be a magical experience for backpackers, but these unique natural features require special care to minimize human impact.
In this video, I walk through how I use slope angle overlays and satellite imagery to plan off-trail mountaineering routes, focusing on Gaia GPS as the digital mapping software.
What's the best way to store water bottles while backpacking? You've got some options, but the answer depends on what you want to achieve.
Ursacks are lighter alternatives to bear canisters for food storage but require the right knots and tying locations to protect your food.
An overview of how Leave No Trace techniques can be applied to winter backpacking.
In this article, we make the case for spending some extra weight on rain jackets and rain pants that offer more ventilation features (and durability) than typical ultralight rainwear styles.
Two ibuprofen and a five-year-old Band-Aid ain't gonna cut it.
Having accessible "pockets" on your pack is useful for keeping little bits of gear handy without taking off your pack. But consider a multi-use pouch that can also be worn as a standalone fanny-style pack.
How is it possible to spend three-to-six months walking through the woods and still have a relationship left to come home to? In this article, I chat with a mental health expert and share some tips to help you maintain a strong relationship while backpacking.