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8 Things You Should Know Before Your First Backpacking Trip

8 Things You Should Know Before Your First Backpacking Trip

Making the transition from day hiker to backpacker can be intimidating. Here are 8 things you should know before your first backpacking trip. You can do it.

Making the transition from day hiker to backpacker can be intimidating. Here are 8 things you should know before your first backpacking trip. You can do it.

HowStuffWorks "5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Feet on a Backpacking Trip"

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Feet on a Backpacking Trip

Keep it simple, nutritious and save weight: I take inexpensive trail foods which are both tasty and nutritious. Specifically, foods that give you calories, protein, good fats, vitamins and other micro nutrients. This keeps you healthy and cruising along the trail with a spring in your step. Just as important are foods (and meals) that can be quickly prepared. My

Keep it simple, nutritious and save weight: I take inexpensive trail foods which are both tasty and nutritious. Specifically, foods that give you calories, protein, good fats, vitamins and other micro nutrients. This keeps you healthy and cruising along the trail with a spring in your step. Just as important are foods (and meals) that can be quickly prepared. My

Female Hikers (Trail to Summit) - articles, books, tips, gear, etc.

Female Hikers (Trail to Summit) - articles, books, tips, gear, etc.

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Simple Lightweight Backpacking Food Ideas – Top Picks from the John Muir Trail

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planner.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: What You Really Need to Know

Tips on what layers to pack for a winter backcountry trip, and when to wear them! {via @Lynne {Papermash} {Papermash}}

Tips on what layers to pack for a winter backcountry trip, and when to wear them! {via @Lynne {Papermash} {Papermash}}

How to Cross-Train for Hiking and Backpacking Posted on July 17, 2013 by kjspurlock

How to Cross-Train for Hiking and Backpacking Posted on July 17, 2013 by kjspurlock

43 Hidden Hikes to try this summer - and show them off on Yonder! (We don't need them to stay hidden!)

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

43 Hidden Hikes to try this summer - and show them off on Yonder! (We don't need them to stay hidden!)

Seattle Backpackers Magazine: 7 Stretches for Hiking Success

Seattle Backpackers Magazine: 7 Stretches for Hiking Success

How to Physically Prepare for Hiking the Appalachian Trail thumbnail

How to Physically Prepare for Hiking the Appalachian Trail