Elevation should always be taken into account while backpacking. Elevation effects different people in different ways. Some people lose their voice. Some people become dizzy. Tolerance to alcohol is often reduced at elevation. Temperature typically drops approximately five degrees for everyone thousand feet gained. It may be dry at base camp but it may be
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
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
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 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.
These are important things to do before packing a tent while backpacking.