closeup of a backcountry backpack as two friends hike in the mountains

How to Pick the Right Hiking or Backpacking Pack

Outdoor How-To'sTim Shiffer
Imagining the perfect day hike or embarking on a sure-to-be legendary backpacking trip with a group of your closest friends? Yeah, we can relate to...
closeup of a backcountry backpack as two friends hike in the mountains

How to Pick the Right Hiking or Backpacking Pack

Outdoor How-To'sTim Shiffer
Imagining the perfect day hike or embarking on a sure-to-be legendary backpacking trip with a group of your closest friends? Yeah, we can relate to...
girl poking her head through a hole in a tree growling

Eight Things to Consider Before Your First Backpacking Excursion

Outdoor How-To'sTim Shiffer
So you're thinking about testing yourself by trying out backpacking? Awesome! We're happy to say we've been in the same situation as you have. The ...
two hikers climbing up a trail

Our Comprehensive Backpacking Guide

Outdoor How-To'sTim Shiffer
In its simplest form, backpacking is the combination of hiking and camping rolled into one. You head out to your campsite on foot and bring only what you can pack in (and back out) with you. The benefits of taking in the natural world are many and every single one of them can be life changing in a positive way.