First-Time Backpacker? Here are the Best Places for Your First Overnight Hiking Trip

Are you an RV camping expert who’s looking for a little extra adventure? Or maybe you just finished a movie marathon of Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, and A Walk in the Woods, and now you’re feeling inspired to conquer your first overnight hiking trip Whatever your reasons for wanting to embark on your first backpacking trip, choosing the right place for your first overnight hike is just as important as making sure you’ve packed all the necessary gear.  The right place can help ensure your first backpacking trip … Read more

How to Purify Water While Camping & Backpacking | Complete Guide

In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is freedom. And in water… there is bacteria.  Sadly, while camping and backpacking we can’t survive just on wine and beer. That’s why we need to figure out how to filter and purify water while backpacking.  Sure you can try to carry all the water you need, but water gets really heavy, really fast. A gallon of water weighs a little over eight pounds and you’ll need almost a gallon of water a day while backpacking. That means if you’re going on … Read more

Backpacking 101 | 7 Tips for Conquering Your First Backpacking Trip

So, you’ve got RV camping down. Tent camping at a campground is easy-peasy. Now it’s time to expand your horizons, hit the trails, and conquer your first backpacking trip!  It can be a little nerve-wracking the first time you venture away from the security of your over-packed minivan. But all campers and outdoor lovers should at some point in their lives go on a genuine, overnight hiking trip. Nothing quite compares to exploring the outdoors with just you and your trusty backpack.  In some aspects, backpacking is similar to RV … Read more