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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Produced by Heliconia

Hosted by Eric Hanson

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.

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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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!

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Backpacking 101 | Motion

Greg breaks down his favorite gear and shows how he preps, packs and pulls off successful backpacking trips. if you're a 'gear-geek' like Greg, you'll love this episode!

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Packing for your Backpacking Trip - Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Yamnuska guide Tamara shows you what to bring and how to pack for your backpacking trip with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.

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Backpack Basics

The experts at REI explain the basic features of hiking backpacks. Check out REI’s backpack selection at

Backpacking Styles Defined - How To Backpack

For the first video in the series of How To Backpack, I discuss three contributing factors to styles of backpacking. My hope from this video is for people to get a baseline of styles of backpacking that are not nearly as cut and dry as I make them sound in this video. But for people to then decide how they will incorporate these styles into their own backpacking style. It is much more complex than what I describe here, but know that I am trying to give a little bit of education on how backpacking in general works.
Enjoy as I talk about Thru Hiking, Destination Backpacking, and Ultralight versus Traditional.

Best Backpacking Food | 5 Day Ultralight Meal Plan

A quick guide on what food to bring on a 5 day backpacking trip. This is what a typical meal plan looks like for me from the Appalachian Trail. Also see:

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Backpacking - Packing Tips

One of the toughest parts of backpacking, is deciding what to bring with you, and what can stay at home. In this episode of Backpacking TV, Eric Hanson simplifies the decision for you.

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Backpacking in the North Cascades - Feature Version

A video of our backpacking trip to Washington St. in the North Cascades. Most of our trip was spent in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area. This trip was grueling but was worth it for the spectacular views. We climbed up Asgard Pass which is where we saw the mountain goats. This is a 2300 ft. climb in less than a mile which is insane. We hiked to high alpine lakes which made for spectacular camping. I felt like I was living a backpacker magazine cover. We also spent a couple of nights on Mount Rainier. Check out this link to our Mt. Rainier hike.

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.

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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
-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..

Create a BOMB! | Ramen Bomb | Cheap Meal for Backpacking, Hiking, Camping

Create your own Bomb! Ramen Noodles, Instant Mashed Potatoes, and Spam (or your meat of choice). This creates an amazing combination and when using the proper freezer bag, is mess free.

Chicken Ramen Noodles
Four Cheese Instant Mashed Potatoes

*** Disclaimer: never pour boiling water directly into your freezer bag. Either stop your water before getting to the boiling point, or allow it to cool slightly like in the video above. Here is a great source for additional information on FBC(freezer bag cooking)

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Backpacking Gear List 2016 - 20.5 Pounds

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Black Diamond Orbit Lantern:
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Cacoon Travel Pillow:
Thermarest NeoAir Xlite:
GSI Pinnacle Soloist:

In a few days i'll be heading to Cedar Mesa here in Utah to spend a few nights hiking down Road Canyon. Here is my planned gear load out for that trip.
I've been working on a new lightweight setup that replaces some of the gear in this video. I may not consider myself and ultralight backpacker, but I do consider saving weight an important part of creating a usable system for your specific needs.

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Backpacking: How to Make a Great Campfire

In this episode of Backpacking TV, Eric Hanson demonstrates and explains how to make a campfire in the backcountry.

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Hosted by Eric Hanson

Overnight Backpacking Gear Loadout - 25lbs

All my gear for a overnight backpacking trip to the Sespe Wilderness.

Gear Includes:
Osprey Aether 70
Osprey Kestrel 28
Sussie Sport Sleeping Bag
Koppen Lokal 1 Tent
Big Agnes Aircore Sleeping Pad
Amazon Ultra-Light Backpacking Canister Stove
GoPro Hero4 Silver
Eton Rugged Rukus
Outdoor Tech Kodiak
Sawyer Mini Water Filter
Pats Backcountry Beer & Soda Maker
First Aid Kit
Coghlans Pack Grill
Humvee Knife
Magnesium Fire Starter
Stainless Steel Folding Trowel
TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl
Sierra Designs Men's Microlight 2 Jacket
BearVault BV450
Black Diamond Orbit Lantern

Best Stove For Backpacking? | Canister Stoves Compared!

What is the best backpacking stove? Better yet, what is the best canister stove you can buy? In this video I give a brief overview of what I think the best backpacking canister stove is.

Links to great stoves you may consider buying:
- MSR Superfly
- MSR Pocket Rocket
- MSR Pocket Rocket 2
- Olicamp Ion Micro
- Olicamp Kinetic
- GSI Pinnacle 4 Season
- GSI Pinnacle 3 Season
- Optimus Crux
- Snow Peak Giga
- Etekcity Stove
- Jet Boil Flash
- BRS Stove
- Foxelli Stove
- MSR Micro Rocket
- MSR Windpro II
- Optimus Vega 4 Season

This is just a small list of what's available on the market. Pick your poison as they say!

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