Backpacking 101

It can be tough as a newcomer to the outdoor scene, and backpacking is no different. There is a big jump in knowledge and skills that needs to happen when you make the switch from day hiking to overnight backpacking. This is why I wrote Backpacking 101: to help you get comfortable with the gear and the skills that you need to enjoy your time in the backcountry.

Backpacking 101

How much food do I bring?

What gear do I need?

Where should my first trip be?

How do I pack my backpack?

The list of beginner questions goes on and on, and I get it. This is why I wrote an entire book on the topic, geared towards backpacking for beginners. My goal was to include everything needed to get you started so that you feel confident, prepared, and ready to hit the trail and have some fun!

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Some of the topics include:

  • How to handle an emergency
  • What to pack
  • How to choose a tent
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Which hiking shoes are best for you?
  • How to determine which gear is best for your individual needs
  • Where and how to set up a proper camp
  • Food and Nutrition needs
  • Backcountry hygiene {with specific notes for women, too}
  • Specifics for your First Aid kit
  • A bonus section on backcountry hiking with your dog
  • …..and more!

Backpacking 101 {affiliate link} is currently available on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble. If you think you can learn something from the book, I’d love it if you hopped over and snagged a copy for yourself. And, if you love the book, please leave me a review on Amazon!

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