If you’ve been enjoying day hiking for a while, and looking to get into backpacking and overnight hiking, shopping for gear can be overwhelming! There are so many options, brands and price points it can be hard to tell which will be the best backpacking tents and which ones will just fall apart on you after one summer. [Read more…] about How to choose the best backpacking tent
Long Distance Hiking Made Simple – on the Blog!
The idea of spending several months in the woods on a long distance hike can be a daunting task, physically, mentally, and financially. It’s not uncommon that hikers must leave the trail because they ran out of funds. Don’t let that be you! With some simple planning and preparation ahead of time, you can afford this, and even sustain yourself after your hike. [Read more…] about How to save money for a thru hike
Guest Post by: Jenny Bloom
One of the great things about hiking is that it doesn’t absolutely require as much gear as many other sports. It’s easy for just about anyone to go out and hit the trail without spending a fortune on supplies. Still, it is important to invest in a few essentials to help you stay safe and comfortable during your trek.
The exact gear and clothing you need varies depending on where and how far you are hiking. [Read more…] about Essential Gear & Clothing Items Every Hiker Should Have
Today’s post is a little shorter than usual, but I’ve heard a few new hikers ask the same question, so I wanted to pop in and share it here. And that is how do you pack a tent in a backpack or where do you put your tent on your backpack? And what do you do with it when it’s wet? [Read more…] about How to pack a tent in a backpack
I never realized how particular I was about packing my pack and arranging my gear until I was getting ready to head out for a backpacking trip a couple weeks ago.
So, I thought I’d share some basic tips with you about how to pack your pack, and exactly what my strategy is so we can all pack more efficiently and comfortably. [Read more…] about How to pack a backpack
Let’s talk about hiking snacks. I don’t about you but I get burned out pretty quick on the same old protein bars over and over again. So, just wanted to share some of my go-to hiking snack ideas with you that have been getting me through my hiking trips so far this summer, and would love to hear what some of yours are too! [Read more…] about Hiking snacks to add variety to your pack