When you are out on the trail, have you ever wondered the effects hiking has on your body? Do you feel as if maybe you should be at the gym to boost your fitness level? Well, think again. Hiking may just be the best all around activity for fitness.
The two most important characteristics of backpacking food are lightness and ease of preparation. After all, you have to carry everything you eat, and no one has patience to spend a lot of time on food preparation after a hard day of hiking. Sadly, this leads many backpackers to believe [...]
In the wilderness, fire can be vitally important, even a matter of life or death. In Jack Nicholson’s famous short story “To Build a Fire,” a logger out on an isolated trail in Alaska finds himself unable to build a fire when the temperature is 75 degrees below zero. Naturally, [...]
Backpacking is an incredible hobby. You get to see some amazing things that you would never see if you stayed near the car, and it’s not at all unusual to want to share the experience with a close friend or a significant other. However, what seems easy to a seasoned [...]
In backpacking, using the proper type of backpack is extremely important. Some novices think that they can carry everything in their old high-school backpack, but that is definitely not the case! When you have to carry heavy loads up and down for miles over difficult terrain, a regular backpack simply [...]