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How to Pack for a Backpacking Trip – The Abc’s of Healthy, Happy Packing

How to Pack for a Backpacking Trip – The Abc’s of Healthy, Happy Packing

In a previous post, I gave you a 3 day backpacking checklist. So you already know what to pack. But knowing how to pack for a backpacking trip is just as important. Believe it or not exactly how you stuff things into your pack can make or break your backpacking trips. The way you pack can impact your health, happiness, and safety. So it’s important to know how to do it correctly. Yes, there are right and wrong ways to…

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3 Day Backpacking Checklist – Don’t Forget the Important Stuff

3 Day Backpacking Checklist – Don’t Forget the Important Stuff

Packing for a backpacking trip can be difficult. It’s always a struggle to try to remember everything that you need and if you’re like me, you’re usually left with the worry that you might have forgotten something. I’ve even made it out to the trailhead and discovered that I’m missing something important, like my sunglasses. I have sensitive eyes so sunglasses are very important to me! But not to worry! I wrote up this quick 3 day backpacking checklist so…

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A Beginners Guide to Backpacking: Money Saving Hacks for the Broke Adventurer

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking: Money Saving Hacks for the Broke Adventurer

For all of you who are just getting started on your two foot travelling journeys, I want to offer a beginners guide to backpacking. Backpacking can be a wonderful, fulfilling hobby. Many might even call it a lifestyle. But it’s not one of those activities that you can just jump right into with no knowledge or equipment. There are essential skills AND essential gear that you will need, to be both safe and comfortable, on your trips. So let’s talk…

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What is Backpacking?

What is Backpacking?

Someone once said to me, “the world is your oyster.” I never understood that phrase, it makes me think that people want me to eat the world, and who would want to eat a giant oyster anyway? To me the world is a playground, just waiting for me to explore it. Have you any idea the sheer amount of stunning vistas, cool canyons, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes you can find out there? They’re waiting for you, untrammeled by the…

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