Savvy Backpacking Skills

Learn the skills every hiker needs to know before their first overnight hike.

Register today to start mastering these backpacking skills

πŸ‘‰ Water purification and hiking hydration

πŸ‘‰ Food and bear safety

πŸ‘‰ How to start a fire (for real)

πŸ‘‰ Navigation basics plus how to use a compass

πŸ‘‰ How to poop in the woods (without creating a biohazard)

πŸ‘‰ And more!

Savvy Backpacking Skills is perfect for new(ish) hikers who want to hone their backcountry skills for a safer, happier backpacking trip.

Become a (competent) Badass Backpacker

βœ”οΈΒ Pack your gear for efficiency and comfort

βœ”οΈΒ Protect yourself (and your food!) from bears

βœ”οΈΒ Avoid Giardia and other water-borne illness

βœ”οΈΒ Learn to read a map and stay on route

βœ”οΈΒ Start a fire for cooking, warmth or emergency signal

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about the creator

Mallory Moskowitz

Hey hiker, do you want to ditch fear and feel a little more like a badass?

But maybe you’re not quite sureΒ exactly what steps you need to take or skills you need to know to get there.

Whether you have no hiking experience at all or have some 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 Appalachian Trail and now help others experience the wonder of living and traveling in the great outdoors.

I genuinely believe the more savvy hikers there are out on the trails, the safer and better off we’ll all be.

Dream big, hike far, Mallory

Plus an extra bonus training:

Face your fears Workshop for hikers

An audio guide to identifying and crushing your hiking fears

and finally being able to enjoy your time in the wilderness – without all the worry.

(A $9 Value!)

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“I’m so new to backpacking, I don’t even know how to pack my pack. Or what else I don’t know that I don’t know!”

“I’m new to back packing, first trip is in a couple weeks. I hike by myself all the time with no issues but I’m afraid of staying overnight by myself.”

“How do you gain the skills and comfort to do through-hikes alone? My family is not outdoors-y, we barely ever went camping or hiking when I was a kid so idk where I came from.”


βœ”οΈ Savvy Backpacking Skills online course ($39 value)

βœ”οΈ Face Your Fears Workshop for hikers ($9 value)


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