Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 Review

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

How to Purify Water While Backpacking

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

Sipsey Wilderness in the Fall

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

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The Best Backpacking Campsite

Choosing the best backpacking campsite doesn't have to be difficult. I prefer a campsite next to a rock face with an overhang. This better protects from rain and falling tree branches, etc. Also, it lessens the amount of entry points into the campsite. A fire next to the rock face produces extra warmth and there

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Why Layering is Important

Many people fail to realize why layering is so important. Without proper knowledge, backpacking during extremely cold weather without the right gear can be uncomfortable and/or dangerous. Layering is a way to reduce travel weight while concurrently making it easy to remove layers to adjust warmth. #backpacking

Chillax Pillow Unboxing

The Chillax pillow is great for backpacking. It compresses to an insignificant size and weight for transport and quickly inflates for a comfortable pillow while sleeping. I wrap it in a t-shirt while I sleep to make it feel more like a normal pillow. Available on Amazon.com - Chillax UltraLight Camping Pillow - Compressible, Compact,

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