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7  Luxury/Comfort Items You Will Find In Hawkeye’s Backpack

7 Luxury/Comfort Items You Will Find In Hawkeye’s Backpack

I’m known for my relaxed style of hiking, and you’ll likely pass me on the side of the trail reading a book while on a break. If you look in my pack, you’ll find these luxury/comfort items that mos...

Jim Sutherland's 7 Favorite Backpacking/Bikepacking Foods

Jim Sutherland's 7 Favorite Backpacking/Bikepacking Foods

This piece1, (Scottish readers will get that pun) is about what I have learned to use and enjoy from over thirty years of Backpacking and Bikepacking.  I hope that readers find that it is about var...

Adaptability on the John Muir Trail - By Tara “Candy Mama” Dower

Adaptability on the John Muir Trail - By Tara “Candy Mama” Dower

Late August of 2021 the Forest Service closed all California National Forests to visitors. The Dixie Fire was raging in Northern California and they wanted to prevent any further fires and protect ...

Considerations for Planning a Group Hike - by Joe Kellam

Considerations for Planning a Group Hike - by Joe Kellam

Your friends want to go backpacking in the National forest. A group from work is interested in hiking at a state park. You and some friends from college want to plan an annual trek in Costa Rica. ...

Tips for Backpacking with a Dog by Jada Lippincott

Tips for Backpacking with a Dog by Jada Lippincott

What makes backpacking even better? Backpacking with your furry best friend, of course! Dogs bring us so much joy in the front country, so we might as well continue the fun in the backcountry. Pack...

Why You Should Consider Using a Sleeping Bag Liner

Why You Should Consider Using a Sleeping Bag Liner

So you’ve heard a lot of hype about getting a sleeping bag liner. But, they can be expensive and they add extra weight to your pack. Is it worth it? As a seasoned thru-hiker, I say yes!  In this po...