Backpacking Essentials

Everything new hikers need to know before they head out on their first backpacking trip.

From gear to clothes to food to safety, it’s all in here.

Backpacking Skills

Learn and practice the skills you need to keep yourself safe out on the trail.

Planning and Logistics

Make sure you have all the gear you need, nothing that you don't, and plan your first overnight hike.

Community Support

Join a Facebook community of like-minded hikers who are also just getting into backpacking.

What's included

7 weekly lessons

Each week, a new video lesson will be delivered to your inbox, we will dive deep into topics like backpacking gear and clothes, managing risks on the trail, creating an itinerary, how to not get eaten by a bear and more. 

Additional resources

You’ll also have lifetime access to my membership area full of printable gear checklists, the backpack weight calculator, and more how-to skills videos. 

Everything you need to know, all in one place.

How it works

This 7-week program is designed to take brand new backpackers who are stuck in information overwhelm to totally ready to rock their first backpacking trip. 

This is an online program that includes resources to help you plan your first overnight hike, pre-recorded how-to videos to learn backpacking skills and backcountry safety, and weekly lessons delivered to your inbox + a supportive community of like-minded hikers.

1) Register today


Take a deep breath

Get ready for adventure

Invite a buddy to join with you, too!

2) Get excited


To get your gear in order

To master backpacking skills

Learn to stay safe on the trail

Finally plan your first backpacking trip

3) Go Backpacking

Use your new found knowledge and gear on the trail

Go on an adventure

Rinse (yourself and your gear)


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Backpacking Essentials For?

This is perfect for you if:

You are new to backpacking and are not sure where to even begin.

You are terrified of going on your first solo hiking trip.

You feel like you aren’t fit enough, fast enough, or knowledgeable enough to have a safe and successful hike.

You are confused about gear – do you have everything you need? How do you get everything you need? Do you have way too much?

You have some day hikes under your belt and you’re ready to be a badass backpacker. But you need a little help physically, mentally and/or financially preparing for your first long distance hike.

What's Included?

Each week I will share a new lesson via email about a different backpacking skill or risk management topic. 

You will also have lifetime access to my membership area full of resources, gear checklists, and how-to skills videos, including any updates that are added over time.


Do you want to be a badass backpacker?

But maybe you’re not quite sure exactly what steps you need to take, skills you need to know, or gear you need to have to get there.

Whether you have no hiking experience at all or have some short day hikes under your belt, you can do this, and I can help.

I’m a Certified Professional Coach who fell in love with backpacking after walking over 1,300 miles of the AT and now help others experience the wonder of living and traveling in the great outdoors.
As a life coach, outdoor recreation professional, and avid hiker with a knack for logistical planning, I want to help you thrive on the trail.

Dream big, hike far, Mallory

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