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The 7 Things You Need to Start Backpacking

Having a better backpacking trip starts with bringing the right essentials. Columnist Bryan Rogala walks us through the items he has on every adventure.

The Golden Rules of Backpacking

In this episode of Backpacking TV, Eric Hanson explains the Golden Rules of Backpacking - a set of rules that will make your time on the trail as enjoyable, comfortable, and as safe as possible.

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The Golden Ticket: Backpacking the John Muir Trail

From the Happy Isles Trailhead in Yosemite Valley to the windswept summit of Mt. Whitney is America's premier middle distance hiking trail. Come along with us as we backpack the 221 mile John Muir Trail, including the most famous hike in Yosemite, the Cables Route on Half Dome.

Filmed on location during the summer of 2016.

Featured music includes Indian Piano Theme by Matthew D. Morgan and Open Book by Analog Heart. Licensed for commercial streaming media with 100% clearance through musicbed.

Additional music includes tracks from MK2 Audionautix, Huma-Huma, Silent Partner, Jingle Punks, Chris Zabriskie, Kevin MacLeod, JR Tundra, John Deley and the 41 Players, Wes Hutchinson, The 126ers, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, Satie, Riot and Bird Creek.

REI Trailheads: You should really try backpacking!

Getting out for your first backpacking adventure can feel daunting, but it is easier than it looks. Learn about the Ten Essentials, Leave No Trace, and other backpacking basics with Anna and Colin.

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Lightweight Spring Backpacking Gear List - 22 Pounds w/ Food and Water

Every backpacking trip you go on is bound to have variations in gear that make each load out different. That is the case with this weekend headed to Southern Utah to hike the Boulder Mail Trail and Sand Creek in Escalante, Utah. This time I have the ability to share gear like my stove, cook pot, tent, and more. This allows for a lighter overall pack weight and makes it so necessary amounts of gear aren't taken as well.
Key items in this lightweight backpacking gear load out are:
- Hammock Gear Burrow Econ 40 degree
- Paria Outdoor Products Zion 2p
- Exped Synmat UL sleeping pad
- Waymark Gear Co Thru 40L Pack
- MSR Whisperlite Stove
- Arcteryx Cerium Jacket
- Hydroblu Versa Flow Filter

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Backpacking Gear I Regret Buying

Many of us have an obsession with gear, I know I do. But sometimes the backpacking gear we choose to buy ends up being a waste of money because it ends up not getting used at all. Insert buyers remorse! I show several gear items here that I regret buying for backpacking.

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Backpacking Tip | How to Prepare for a 3 Day Backpacking Trip

In this backpacking tip, Eric Hanson explains how to prepare for a 3 day backpacking trip. Starting with a trip to the grocery store, Eric shows you some of his favorite meals and snacks before loading everything into his pack and heading off to Coyote Gulch in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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No Plans, Just A Backpack - Indian Interrail

My friend Jonty and I decided to spontaneously book a flight to India, this was the result of our three week journey.
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Locations that appear on the video are Delhi, Chenai, Varanasi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

Special thank you to Soham and his family and friends for taking good care of us and making us feel at home!

Music by the Audio Network.

Lightweight 5 day Backpacking Gear List | Summer 2018

I am headed out on a 5 day backpacking trip in the High Uintas Wilderness of Utah. Here is my backpacking gear load out for that 5 day trip.

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Backpacking the Badlands of SD

This video documents a two day, solo backpacking trip into the Sage Creek Wilderness of the Badlands National Park. There are no established trails. You set your own path and route. And there is no water on the trail that can be safely filtered, so one is required to pack in water. This adds considerable pack weight and limits the range and time one can be out in this beautiful wilderness.
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BUDGET BACKPACKING COOK KITS - DON'T OVERSPEND!

You can spend as much as you want building a backpacking cook kit. Just by checking out what stores such as Target, Gander Mountain, Walmart and others have to offer you can put together an awesome cook kit tailored to your specific needs for little money. AND have fun doing it!

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Ultralight Backpacking Tips

Backpacking is more enjoyable when you’re carrying less weight. In this REI Expert Advice Video you’ll learn how to lighten your load so you can hike faster, further and more comfortably. From being conscious about The Big 4 (backpack, shelter, sleeping bag and sleeping pad) to using a scale to judge each item and make good choices, this short video will help you cut pounds from your pack.

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THE ULTIMATE 3 CONTAINER BACKPACKING COOK KIT

Check out how I put together a 2 container, lightweight, nesting cook kit for back packing using the Toaks 550ml & 900ml pots.
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Planning Food for a 5-Day Backpacking Trip

Planning meals for a backpacking trip can be tricky, but it's important to get it right, as it will have a huge impact on how much you enjoy your trip. In this episode of Backpacking TV, Eric Hanson walks through how he plans food for a 5-day backpacking trip.

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SynSurvival - First Solo Backpacking Overnight Adventure

SynSurvival - First Solo Camping Trip

Thank you to everyone for all of your encouragement and support on social media to do this! I'm so glad I did and plan to go on my 2nd overnighter in a few weeks.

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Full List of Current and Past Gear
Eno Sub7 Hammock
Solo Stove Titan & Solo Pot 1800 Camp Stove Combo: Woodburning Backpacking Stove Great for Camping and Survival
Mountaintop 60L Internal Frame Backpack Hiking Backpacking Packs with Rain Cover YKK zipper buckle-M6012

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My Backpacking Gear List

A review of my current backpacking gear, by category.

-Gregory Rambler 60 (62 Liter)
-Stansport 10x12 Tarp
-ENO Double Nest Hammock
-ENO Slap Strap Pro
-ENO Bug Net
-Stansport 50 Degree Sleeping Bag
-Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 32 Degree Sleeping Bag
-Timber Creek Pillow
-CamelBak Bladder 3Liter
-Stainless Steel Nalgene
-Nalgene Bottle
-Water Purification Tablets
-MSR Fuel Canister
-No Limits Cannister Stove
-Optimus Terra Weekender
-GSI Stainless Mug
-GSI Utensils
-Stanley Insulated Mug
-Fire Bag (Matches, Zippo, EZ Fire Starter, etc)
-Bug Spray
-First Aid Kid (Gauze, cough drops, band-aids, ACE Bandage, Ice Pack, Snake Bite Kit, Ibuprofen, Pain reliever, anti-diarrhea, toilet paper, alcohol pads, etc.
-Clothes Bag
-Columbia Glennaker Rain Jacket
-Outdoor Research Hat
-Bandana
-Vibram Five Fingers
-Chaco Z/2 Unaweep
-Merrell Trail Glove
-CRKT M21-04G
-Wenger EvoGrip S18
-Trail Map (depending on area) and Compass
-Petzl Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp
-550 Cord Bag
-Microfiber Towel
-Anything else I left off..

Backpacking the Eastern Sierras | Steelhead Lake

Join my niece Christine and I on our first overnight backcountry backpacking adventure in the Eastern Sierras. We were warned of bear sightings, crossed creeks and did some vertical elevation gain hiking all with the reward of reaching a gorgeous Alpine like at 10,350 ft. We braved the frigid, but crystal clear water for a cool off dip. There wasn't a soul around. The lake was all ours. Please subscribe for more adventures and a thumbs up is always appreciated!

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Music:
Golden - My Morning Jacket
Moonshiner - Redbird
Hold on to Nothing - David Gray
Don't Wait Up - Colin Hay

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Dehydrating Food for Backpacking

I'll show how my gourmet wife dehydrates food for backpacking.

Making bread while backpacking by FLAT CAT GEAR



Some people think that baking bread on the trail is difficult and takes a lot of work. The truth of the matter is that yeast bread is pretty easy to make. It takes more time than baking soda breads (Bisquick) but taste a whole lot better. Watch how we make a loaf of bread on a Bobcat Cooking System using the Epicurean Titanium UL15 stove. Best regards - Jon

MSR Backpacking Cookware: Overview

MSR’s Backpacking Cookware lines offer a solution for everyone from fast-packers to dedicated backcountry chefs. Our cookware is offered in three materials—titanium, aluminum and stainless steel. Each material has its key benefits and understanding them will help you pick the backpacking cook set that’s right for you, both on the trail and in your outdoor kitchen. Here’s a look at why you might choose a titanium cook set, an aluminum cook set or a stainless steel cook set for your outdoor adventures.

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