This is how to pack a backpack for backpacking. I've backpacked hundreds of miles and have slept many nights in the Smoky Mountains. Many of those trips included snow and ice. Being prepared for backpacking is a must because there is no turning back! This is how I pack my backpack to better ensure that
These are two ways to cross a stream while backpacking. During cold weather, it's especially important to avoid getting wet. Even during seemingly-warm weather, temperature at night can drop and hypothermia can set in. How do you prefer to cross a stream while backpacking? #Backpacking #Backcountry #Wilderness
This is how to poop in the woods. While backcountry camping, there are no restrooms. I've met many sweaty and miserable amateurs on the trails that are either afraid to use the restroom in the woods or simply don't know how. They'll hold it in, to the point of misery. As crazy as this subject
Knowing how to spot poison ivy is important! This is what poison ivy looks like. Many people, including myself, are highly allergic to poison ivy. Poison ivy can create an itchy rash that may bleed when scratched. Poison that that makes contact with a backpacking, clothing and/or other object can be transferred to skin. If
This is how to chill drinks while backpacking. Streams are usually a lot cooler than the surrounding air and provide a natural way of making a beverage colder. #Backpacking #Howto
This is how I stay clean while backpacking. Deodorants, toothpaste, etc. can attract bears and other wildlife. After setting up my campsite and fire, I bathe in the stream and then coat myself in campfire smoke to mask body odor. This may seem silly but it works! Please subscribe, share and check out my other
This is how to purify water while backpacking. The backpacking water filter that I use is lightweight and fits easily into my backpack, along with other gear. Out of best practice, I always boil my purified water for at least five minutes, before uses it for cooking or drinking. #WaterFilter
This is how to start a fire in the rain.
Survival skills are learned by experience and are not taught.