All campsites in the Smoky Mountains National Park are by reservation only. Campsite 37 is an awesome campsite that is an easy hike from the trailhead. The hike provides a variety of terrain and awesome views of Big River. If multiple people have booked campsite 37, there are plenty of fire rings and bear pulley
The Marmot Tungsten 2P tent is an exceptional backpacking tent! I'm tall and large but it has plenty of room for two people. Have two doors and vestibules is a great touch! It has storage mesh above each person's head and a hook in the middle that is excellent for hanging an LED tent light!
I've been backpacking for many years and size and weight is important. With that said, proper lighting is important too! This LED USB-rechargeable light is great for hanging inside of a tent, at a campsite, etc. and it's USB-rechargeable. Top-off the charge via a computer or a solar battery bank with USB port! It's great!
The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 is an excellent pack for day hiking. It could also work well as an overnight pack for a minimalist backpacker. This pack is waterproof with a rainfly, thanks to OutDry technology. There are plenty of straps to attach climbing gear, ice axe, hiking poles, camera tripod or other items. My
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
Backpacking in the Smoky Mountains is a blast! Within this video, we hiked Big River Trail and camped at campsite 37. Enjoy! #backpacking
I'm at campsite 37 in the Smoky Mountains National Forest. Always lift your pack prior to sleeping on the bear pulley system.
Some more footage from the Sipsey Wilderness. #backpacking
The Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest is one of my favorite destinations for backpacking. Every trail provides unique challenges and no two hikes ever feel the same! #backpacking