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GEAR CHECKLIST. Video Demo: The Bundled Packing Method Fits More Clothes with Fewer Wrinkles. Bundle-wrapping.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1000 × 772 Pixel) 25 Habits of Highly Effective Hikers. Backpacker Magazine – August 2008 by: Michael Lanza, Illustrations by Colin Hayes Some people just have more fun. They get out every weekend, enjoy extraordinary summer adventures, and they make it all seem so easy. Their secret? They've made backpacking routine. 1. >> The best adventures rarely happen spontaneously–you make them happen. >> Plan the details months in advance. 2. >> Plan well in advance so you have time to find the best companions. >> Communicate the details and difficulties of your proposed trip to prospective partners. >> Agree on training goals for demanding hikes. >> Ask potential companions about prior trips.

>> New partner? 4. >> Identify five destinations within an hour of home for dayhikes and overnights. >> Make sure your gear is organized in one place (a big plastic bin in the garage, say). >> Keep camp foods–dry goods like pasta and rice, fixings for a simple dinner and breakfast, and perishables like cheese–on hand so you can take off on short notice. Hiking Lady's How To Videos. I receive lots of questions about hiking gear usage, boot fitting and lacing, gear maintenance, and more!

Hiking Lady's How To Videos

With all of that inspiration I regularly put together write-ups and how to videos. If there are certain things you want to see let me know and I will write about the most popular topics you ask about! Happy trails! How to Lace Hiking Boots to Prevent Heel Blisters How to Lace Hiking Boots to Prevent Heel Blisters How to Lace Trail Shoes/Low Top Hiking Shoes to Prevent Heel Blisters. Trails, Campgrounds, Parks and Topo Maps. Backpacking versus Thru-hiking @ Backpacking Light. Backpacking Light 101. A Lightweight Primer to Backcountry Travel for the Uninitiated By Ryan Jordan Ryan Jordan is the co-founder and Publisher of Backpacking Light.

Backpacking Light 101

He original wrote this article as a celebration of the evolution of lightweight backpacking as part of GoLite's 5th Anniversary catalog. Ultralight backpacking, contrary to proclamations by Those That Carry Heavy Packs, is not practiced by that crazy fringe segment of wilderness society that derives their calories from obscure edible roots and their shelter from two twigs and a waterproof handkerchief. Well, at least, it’s not practiced only by that crazy fringe. Ultralight backpacking is not hard, nor does it discriminate against those with physical challenges. How-To: Seven Steps to Enlightenment 1. Don’t have a digital scale yet? Ultralight Backpacking Checklist: Expert Advice from REI - StumbleUpon.

A Bushcraft Camping Outfit - Equipment for Living in the Woods. The author's bushcraft camping outfit.

A Bushcraft Camping Outfit - Equipment for Living in the Woods

See below for numbered version and listing. Photo: Paul Kirtley. Whether you are camping in the woods for a weekend or staying out for weeks, this bushcraft camping outfit is a good base model. It forms my standard bushcraft camping kit-list. One of the considerations for my kit is that it has to provide good durability for the cost. A Modular Approach As I’ve mentioned in other articles, I take a modular approach to my wilderness bushcraft equipment. Reduction. ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING GEAR LIST. Zen Backpacking - Ultralightweight Backpacking Packing List. Contact: Ultralightweight Backpacking Packing List For backpacking, less is more.

Zen Backpacking - Ultralightweight Backpacking Packing List

Traveling ultralight means that you carry just enough to stay alive and have move easily since you only carry a feather weight pack. Instead of figuring out what you can do without, sit down and figure out what you must have and can't do without. Reexamine your list and determine what you can do to replace two items with a single item and how you can make each item or system lighter. The amount of gear needed for 1 weeks is the same for 3 months.

Please feel free to link to this site so that others can find it. Mountain UltraLight: Make Your Own Backpacking Meals! My 14 day John Muir Trail thru-hike with my son is just a few weeks away, so I've been busy preparing 28 days worth of backpacking food for us.

Mountain UltraLight: Make Your Own Backpacking Meals!

Making your own is not that difficult, less expensive, and much lighter than buying those individually packaged meals. Are you up for the task? A healthy hot breakfast is pretty easy. My favorite is couscous, dry milk, dried cranberries, chopped almonds and cashews. 15 1/2 ounces yields 2,240 calories, or seven 320 calorie breakfasts. Add some variety by replacing the couscous with rolled oats, which is a bit heavier but also very nutritious. Now for some dinners. I may have gone a little crazy with this stuff, but did I mention that I absolutely love it? ...4 huge cans of crushed tomatoes... ...8 white onions, finely chopped...

Best Backpacking Menu. Avoid the Junk food rut with a two person, seven day Backpacking Menu!

Best Backpacking Menu

Backpacking! Chicken Curry over Brown Rice, First Day Backpacking Menu Dinner Chicken Curry Over Brown Rice Ingredients: one cup tropical fruit trail mix, 1/4 package Golden Curry Sauce, 1/2 tablespoon clarified butter or margarine or 2 tablespoons olive oil, one cup instant brown rice, crushed 1/2 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger, one cube chicken boullion, 1/4 cup freeze dried peas, one tablespoon onion flakes, 1/3 cup sliced dried mushrooms, and one seven ounce foil pouch of chicken in water.

Tropical Fruit Trail Mix Prep: Put peas, onion flakes, and mushrooms together.