How to Pack a Backpack for Backpacking

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

Two Ways to Cross a Stream While Backpacking

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

Sipsey Wilderness During Spring

Sipsey Wilderness is an amazing backpacking destination! There is an abundance of waterfalls, stream crossings, caves, rock overhangs and challenging terrain! There are plenty of established backcountry campsites that can be found but some of the best ones can be found a short distance from the hiking trails. Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest will

Bear Country – How to Lessen Food Odors

Hiking is bear country is fun but can be dangerous, if the appropriate precautions aren't proactively taken. Something as simple as eating a meat stick and then carrying the wrapper in a backpack could attract a hungry bear. For that reason, I store all meat stick and other snap wrappers inside of a water bottle

Sea to Summit X-Pot Kettle Demonstration

The Sea to Summit X-Pot is an incredible invention! Even the lightest backpacking cookware consumes a large amount of volume inside a backpack. The X-Pot solves that problem by collapsing during transport. Even though this is a collapsible backpacking pot, it is able to be used in conjunction with a backpacker's stove! Just be sure

8K UltraHD Secret Waterfall off Middle Prong Trail

8K UltraHD waterfall. This is a secret waterfall that can be found a few hundred feet off of Middle Prong Trail in the Smoky Mountains. The trail is not marked but after you cross over the large bridge, listen for the water. Before a sharp turn back to the left, there is an area in

Backcountry Campsite 34 Walkthrough

Backcountry Campsite #34 is an enjoyable hike from Cosby via Gabe's Mountain Trail! Please note that all backcountry campsites in the SMoky Mountains are by reservation only, so be sure to contact the Backcountry Office to obtain a backcountry permit. The hike to Backcountry Campsite #34 provides a variety of scenic mountain views and there

Gabe’s Mountain Trail to Backcountry Campsite 34

We parked at Cosby Campground and hiked Gabe's Mountain Trail to Backcountry Campsite #34. Backcountry Campsite 34 is an excellent campsite! It's located alongside a stream, so water is plentiful. Also, there are an abundance of fire rings and places to pitch tents at Backcountry Campsite 34. There are two bear pulley systems. Like all

Backcountry Campsite 28 – IN Middle Prong Trail / OUT Miry Ridge & Jake’s Creek Trails – 16.2 Miles

Backcountry campsite 28 is one of my many favorite backcountry campsites in the Smoky Mountains! Due to bridge construction before the Middle Prong Trail trailhead, our hike in was extended by approximately 1.3 miles. The hike in via Middle Prong Trail was mostly an ascent. We spend the night at backcountry campsite 28 and it

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Ka-Bar Tactical Spork Unboxing

The Ka-bar tactical spork is great for backpacking! It features a spoon/fork on one end and pulls apart to reveal a knife! It's the perfect all-in-one lightweight eating utensil for backpacking! #Kabar #Spork #Backpacking

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