How to Pack for Backpacking

This is how I pack for backpacking. When I'm planning a big backpacking adventure, I always pack far in advance and assemble a checklist. Forgetting to take key gear while backpacking can result in a miserable and/or dangerous experience. Enjoy and share with others too! #Backpacking

By |2020-03-03T19:32:16-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Backpacking, HOW-TO|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Pack for Backpacking

Cold Weather Backpacking Lessons Learned

Backpacking in extremely cold weather requires a lot more planning and gear. A backpacker should always travel light. With that said, it's important to pack the appropriate layers for warmer to sub-freezing temperatures plus food and other gear. Cold weather backpacking gear can be expensive, so I suggest shopping in advance during holiday sales to

Keen Newport H2 Review

These sandals are great for warm weather hiking or backpacking. The protect the toes and feet well but they also drain well. I was afraid that they may blister my feet but they haven't. If you're looking for a warm-weather hiking shoe that doesn't require socks, I highly recommend the Keen Newport H2. #Keen Available

Smoky Mountains Backcountry Campsite 28 Review

Backcountry campsite 28 in the Smoky Mountains is an amazing campsite! Situated at approximately 3,455 feet, it's a nice hike from the Middle Prong Trail trailhead past Tremont. The hike out is almost completely downhill. We camped here in January and the temperature was five degrees. It snowed all night and the hike out was

Overnight Backcountry Camping in the Smoky Mountains at Campsite 28

We departed from Middle Prong Trail trailhead near Tremont and hiked to backcountry campsite 28. The hike up the mountain was cold but it was not snowing. We stayed overnight at campsite 28 and the temperature was approximately 5 degrees. It snowed all night and we hiked out through the snow and ice. This is

OlarHike Backpacking Sleeping Pad Review

The OlarHike sleeping pad is very comfortable! After sleeping on it for an entire night in the backcountry, I woke up feeling refreshed and it did not deflate during the night! The built-in pillow is a nice touch because it doesn't move around or fall off of the sleeping pad while sleeping. I still used

Marmot Never Summer 0 Review

The Marmot Never Summer 0 is an excellent bag for cold weather! It's lightweight and easy to pack but the weight to warmth ratio is great! The included stuff sack does not compress it to be super small but it's definitely not too large for a zero degree sleeping bag. A warm sleeping bag is

Savage Gulf Alum Gap Campsite #3 Review

Savage Gulf Alum Gap Campsite #3 is great! If you're looking for a campsite with elevation and a nice view, this one is great! There are several other campsites at Alum Gap but campsites #3 and #4 have the best view. Be sure to reserve your campsite, as backcountry camping in Savage Gulf requires a

Marmot Tungsten 1P First Time Pitching

The Marmot Tungsten 1P is an incredible one-person tent! I purchased this tent because it's small and lightweight but has ample headroom. I also own the larger Tungsten 2P and use it when my wife joins me. It's great having the same tent setup process for both! This tent is available in an ultralight version

Savage Gulf Backpacking – Alum Gap Campsite #3

Savage Gulf is an awesome place for backcountry camping! Within this video, we hiked to Alum Gap Campsite #3 and stayed overnight. Enjoy and share with others too! #SavageGulf

By |2019-12-10T18:41:44-06:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Backpacking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Savage Gulf Backpacking – Alum Gap Campsite #3