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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.

Backpacking Checklist || REI

Lots of people ask, “what should I bring backpacking?” There are many decisions to make when you’re packing for a trip into the backcountry, and in this video Miranda shows you what she brings in her pack. Check out the video, and find our handy, printable backpacking checklist here: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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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.

Sponsored by Therm-a-Rest

Produced by Heliconia

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Lightweight Winter Backpacking Gear List 2018 - 27 Pounds

For the Winter of 2017/2018 i've assembled a lightweight backpacking gear list. I am headed out to Canyonlands National Park for a tour through the Needles district, so many of the items in this list are specific to that trip, but in general the list would work for most winter scenarios, unless there was deep snow. A 4 season tent would be a nice addition to this list.

The 27 pounds in this list is for everything, including food and water. Base weight for this list is roughly 17-18 pounds. That includes camera gear, filming tools, and the small pocket size firearm that I carry with me in the backcountry. Without Camera gear and the small firearm I am around 13-14 pounds.

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Some of my outdoor and camera gear:
Paria Outdoor Products Quilt:
Hydroblu Water Filter:
Black Diamond Iota Headlamp:
Toaks 700ml Pot:
Canon G7x Mark II:
Little Mini Tripod:
Lavalier Microphone:

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Full Disclosure: My personal integrity and the respect of my viewers is most important with Backcountry Exposure. Product reviews are honest, genuine and reflect my personal use, testing and experience. Regardless of how a product is acquired for review, I reserve the right to talk about the product honestly based on real world use, and is never influenced by the brand being represented.

I also use Amazon Affiliate/Influencer Links as a means of supporting my family, and allowing the channel to grow and purchase products for review. Using these links to shop for yourself doesn't cost you anything and helps me keep doing what I love. Thank you!
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Dehydrating Food for Backpacking

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

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music:
SŸDE - Orbit (Feat. Ashe)
Back In The Day - Original Mix - De Hofnar X GoodLuck
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My Camera Equipment:
*Nikon1j5:
*Mini tripod:
*Hover tripod:
*Action cam:
*DJI Phantom 3 standard:
*Head strap:
*Micro SD 32GB :
*Micro SD 128GB:
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My Office Equipment:
*External hard disk drive:
*Apple MacBook Pro:
*Aluminium cooling station:
*Mouse:
*Keyboard:
*Fire tablet:
*Second Monitor:
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My Spreadshirt:

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How to Clean a Backpack

Trips into the backcountry can get pretty dirty. Learn how to clean you backpacking pack in this REI Expert Advice Video. You’ll need detergent-free soap, a clean sponge and a soft nylon brush (like a toothbrush). Follow the simple steps in this video, and be ready for your next adventure.

Come into your local REI to get more expert advice and to find the perfect pack for you.

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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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Backpacking: How to Select a Campsite

Your choice in campsite can make or break your time in the woods. It’s more than just finding the flattest piece of ground. In this REI Expert Advice Video we’ll offer tips for selecting the perfect campsite for your next trip. Happy backpacking!

To get the right tent for you, to ask more questions or to rent before you buy, check in with the experts at your local REI.

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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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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!

Get Serious Get Fit - Backpack Training

Team Hoyt member Dan Staton showcases the best way to get in shape for the mountains.
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5 Struggles of Being a Big Guy Hiker/Backpacker - Big Guy Outdoors - Camping, Hiking, & Backpacking

Big Country describes some of the biggest struggles with being a big guy and having a hobby like backpacking. Not everyone is blessed with a 5 ft 10 in 160 lb frame. Chris will give you the heads up and give you tips to prepare yourself to avoid some of the struggles.

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Need a big guy friendly shelter system? Check out the Bear Butt Hammock Review Chris did.


Don't like the idea of a Hammock? Check out the roomy Eureka Sunriver 2p Tent that is still light enough to take backpacking.


Need some ideas for Trail Food to fill your belly? Check out all of our Trail Food recommendations.



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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

Support Backcountry Exposure By Shopping Here:
- All things Backpacking and EDC Items:

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Some of my outdoor and camera gear:
Paria Outdoor Products Quilt:
Hydroblu Water Filter:
Black Diamond Iota Headlamp:
Toaks 700ml Pot:
Canon G7x Mark II:
Little Mini Tripod:
Lavalier Microphone:

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, AND SHARE MY VIDEOS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

Follow me on my other Social Channels:
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Full Disclosure: My personal integrity and the respect of my viewers is most important with Backcountry Exposure. Product reviews are honest, genuine and reflect my personal use, testing and experience. Regardless of how a product is acquired for review, I reserve the right to talk about the product honestly based on real world use, and is never influenced by the brand being represented.

I also use Amazon Affiliate/Influencer Links as a means of supporting my family, and allowing the channel to grow and purchase products for review. Using these links to shop for yourself doesn't cost you anything and helps me keep doing what I love. Thank you!

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 1

PART 1 of 8:
A detailed review and philosophy about one of my backpacking systems. This system sides with the firepower side of my Mobility vs Firepower thesis i.e. that which will provide high capabilities for the given weight and bulk. The gear shown and discussed is designed for establishing a base camp near a high mountain lake about 8 to 15 miles deep into remote and steep Rocky Mountain terrain, at around 10,000 or more elevation. And yes there are still lots of places like this that still exist. This system generally does not represent a good hike through option (ie 10 or so miles hiked each day to different locations) as theres too much weight to be carrying in daily long distance hiking. However if your preference is to bivouac at a remote and secluded area, like Nutnfancy, you may find some new ideas for you here. In this original video series, you will see a selection of my clothing, cooking, water prep and storage, carry, knife and tool, fire making, sleeping, shelter, first aid, nautical (!), rappelling (!), and contingency options. Most of the gear shown has been proven effective for the purposes discussed and every selection is scrutinized for it merits and capabilities for its weight and bulk. Sure this all adds up to a heavy 80+ lb pack but the capabilities that it delivers in the high country will blow all other backpackers systems away (based on decades of real experience) and will provide memorable adventure. Yep, this IS an EIGHT PART series but as you will see there is A LOT to cover and its by request by my faithful subscribers. If you're a hiker, camper, backpacker, or outdoorsman you may find some gear and advice herein thats worthwhile. It's impossible to include every piece of gear and every consideration in the series so there might be a few omissions in the seriesI did the best I could! If the response and comments are good I may make more backpacking gear vids.

BRAND EQUIPMENT COVERED BY VIDEO SEGMENT—SOME MAY NO LONGER BE OFFERED BY MAKERS (especially LL Bean):
PART 1: Sevylor Trail Boat (inflatable raft), Stearns quick inflate PFD, Fiskars trowel, Ulitmax socks, Northface Class V hat, Underarmour fleece cap, 5-11 boonie hat, LL Bean Timberledge pants, LL Bean anorak
PART 2: EMS thermax, Polarmax thermax, LL Bean Wind Challenger fleece, LL Bean Primaloft, Moonstone Gore-Tex parka, REI Mistral gators, Black Diamond WindWeight fleece gloves, REI 300 wt Polartec fleece gloves, Mechanix gloves
PART 3: Katadyn Hiker water filter, Seattle Sports packcloth bucket, Brigade Quartermaster OD bucket, Outdoor Products insulated water bottle carrier, Nalgene water bottles, Nalgene Wide-mouth Cantene, Orikaso flatware, MSR PocketRocket, Coleman butane, Stanley bowl/mug, REI Ti Ware pot, REI hiking poles, Beretta 950 Jetfire .25 auto pistol, Blazer ammo, Uncle Mike Sidekick holster,
PART 4: Ontario SP5 knife, Ka-Bar Utility (Marine Combat) knife, Cold Steel SRK, Cold Steel Roach Belly knife, Leatherman S2 Juice mulit-tool, Victorinox Super Spartan knife, SOG Flash I knife, Sawvivor backpack saw, Victorinox Cadet knife, Ripoffs brand pouches, UKE flashlight, Spyderco Dragonfly, Roy Gonia whistle, Fox 40 whistle, Chisco lanyard, Gerber lexan signal mirror,
PART 5: Smith and Wesson flare pen, Mini Bear multi-tool, WalMart fatwood, Light My Fire flint and steel, Trioxane, REI Stormproof matches, BlackHawk medical roll, Adventure Medical Kits, Space-brand space sleeping bag
PART 6: Adventure Medical Kits Thermolite II Single Bivy bag (emergency use only), Docter 8x21 monocular, Zeiss Victory 8x compact binoculars, Timbuk2 cases, Daiwa Mini Spin fishing kit, Fenix L2D, UKE flashlight, Energizer Lithium batteries, Petzl Tactikka headlamp, Gorilla brand duct tape, Sorel Upland pak boots, Merrell boots, Teva sandals, Garmin GPSMap 60Cx
PART 7: Garmin Vista GPS unit, Suunto Thermo compass, Mountain Hardwear sleeping bags, The NorthFace Tundra sleeping bag, Kelty SuperTioga backpack, The NorthFace Boulder 33 tent, Thermorest sleeping pad, Slumberjack camp Quallofil camp pillow, Alta knee pads, REI closed cell pad sitting pad
PART 8: Coleman lightweight camp chair, REI mesh storage bags, REI Flash UL daypack, Voile snow shovel, Kelty K-9 Chuckwagon dogpack, GlowDog brand reflective vest, Thermarest Z-Lite sleeping pad, US Army rapelling rope, Black Diamond carabiners
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What to Wear Backpacking and Camping

No matter what the weather or the season, your basic backpacking clothing choices stay the same. Watch this REI Expert Advice Video to find out just what to wear and what to pack so you’re always prepared in the back- or front-country. Bring your base layer, mid layer and shell, and you’ll be ready to go.

Visit your local REI store to ask questions, purchase your gear or find an Outdoor School course that is perfect for you.

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Fast and Light Backpacking Loadout - Super Ultralight

Fast and Light Backpacking Loadout - Super Ultralight

Here is the list of items:

Backpack - Zimmerbuilt Quickstep
Hammock - Dream Hammock Raven
Tarp - Hammock Gear Standard CF with Doors w/Dutchware Gear CRL
Suspension - Myerstech Blue webbing
Quiltset - Loco Libre Gear Operator Series 50 deg set
Water filtration - Sawyer Squeeze with CNOC Vecto 2L
Petzl Actik Core headlamp

Food was Packit Gourmet and Wild Zora
For a discount on Wild Zora bars, use discount code SPIGUYVER20

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.

For more information go to or visit your local REI store.

Only The Lightest, Ch 1: Ultralight Backpacking Basics

Why ultralight backpacking is more fun. How to carry less weight. Lightweight hiking in total comfort and safety. Chapter 1 in a series of more than 30 videos.

Ultralight Backpacking Quilts

A look into ultralight backpacking quilts with Michael The Gear Guy

Sea to Summit - Traveller
Nemo - Siren
Western Mountaineering - Everlite

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