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Top 5 Backpacking Tips I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

I've made a lot of mistakes in life.

Luckily for me, most of them have to do with backpacking. So I'm here to tell you the top 5 things that I wish someone had told me when I first started out.

Have any tales of woe or mistakes that you've made? Leave a comment down below!

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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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Miranda in the Wild | My Luxury Backpacking Essentials!

Wondering what luxury items you should bring on a backpacking trip? Beyond the essentials, you’re only limited by what you can - and want - to carry! Here are some luxury items that always make it into my pack, and some that I’ll never bring again.

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Tips for Backpacking in the Rain

In this video, I'm giving you some of my tips for backpacking in the rain because believe it or not, you CAN still hike in the rain and enjoy yourself!

Got anything to add? Leave a comment below!

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Gear used in this video includes: Patagonia rain pants, Outdoor Research rain jacket, Adidas Terrex shoes, Marmot Tungsten tent, Mystery Ranch backpacks, MiiR coffee cup
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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!

16 Ultralightweight Backpacking Tips and Hacks (Part 2)

Ultralight backpacking tips, tricks, and hacks to help lighten your hiking load.

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► LIST OF TIPS
#13 - Camp shoes (0:10)
#14 - Footwear (0:37)
#15 - Clothing Packed (0:55)
#16 - Clothing Worn (1:15)
#17 - Soap (1:30)
#18 - Toothbrush (1:48)
#19 - Toothpaste (2:00)
#20 - Vaseline (2:13)
#21 - Repackage (2:24)
#22 - Floss (2:39)
#23 - Duct Tape (2:52)
#24 - Water (3:03)
#25 - Fuel (3:29)
#26 - Alcohol Stove (3:45)
#27 - No Stove (4:02)
#28 - Bear Sack (4:21)

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► GEAR & BRANDS
Shamma Sandals:
Xero Shoes:
Starter hiking shirt:
Vaseline:
Greenbelly:
Ursack:

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5 Easy Backpacking Meal Recipes [5 Ingredients or Less]

Here are five of my favorite backpacking meal recipes. No dehydrators necessary. All ingredients should be pretty easy to source. Hopefully all of them taste pretty good as well! Keep in mind these are all:
✔️ One-pot meals
✔️ Ready in 15 minutes or less
✔️ 5 ingredients or less
✔️ 600-700 calories

--RECIPES--

I. Chili Mac (00:42)

Ingredients: dried beans, instant macaroni, cheddar cheese, and chili powder
1. Boil water (2:1 ratio)
2. Add beans (10 minutes)
3. Add noodles (5 minutes)
4. Add cheese, chili powder

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II. Jerky Noodles (01:26)

Ingredients: rice noodles, beef jerky, and peanut butter
1. Boil water (2:1 ratio)
2. Add noodles (15 minutes)
3. Add beef jerky, peanut butter

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III. Mediterranean Couscous (02:01)

Ingredients: couscous, parmesan cheese, pesto mix, olives (optional: sun-dried tomatoes, canned fish)
1. Boil water (3:1 ratio)
2. Add couscous (5-10 minutes)
3. Add pesto, parmesan, and olives

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IV. Chicken and Rice (2:35)

Ingredients: cooked chicken, instant rice, dried broccoli, olive oil, and soy sauce
1. Boil water (2:1 ratio)
2. Add broccoli (5 minutes)
3. Add rice (5 minutes)
4. Add chicken, soy sauce and olive oil

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V. Lentil Curry (03:11)

Ingredients: dried lentils, dried veggie blend, curry powder, and coconut oil
1. Boil water (2:1 ratio)
2. Add lentils and veggies (10-15 minutes)
3. Add curry powder, coconut oil

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What Are The Best Shoes For Backpacking? | Trail Running Shoes, Hiking Boots or Sandals?

What is the BEST footwear for backpacking? Is it traditional hiking boots? Trail running shoes? Sandals?! It can all get to be a bit much, so in this video we're breaking down all things footwear to help you choose the type of shoe that's best suited to your style of hiking and backpacking.

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1:00 - Traditional high-cut boots
2:07 - Waterproof or breathable?
3:26 - Approach shoes
4:21 - Trail running shoes
7:12 - Hiking sandals
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Gear used in this video includes: Vasque Footwear, FiveTen, Chacos, Adidas Terrex

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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How to Properly Fit Your Backpack for Hiking and Backpacking

Having a properly fitting backpack is a critical component of your comfort on the trail. So in this video, I'm showing you how to properly fit your backpack for hiking and backpacking, going over everything from what to buy, to how to adjust the frame to your torso size and adjusting the load.

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1:00 - What to buy?
1:32 - Torso size and getting the right sized bag
2:59 - What do all these straps do?
3:31 - Fitting the hip belt
4:55 - Adjusting the shoulder straps
5:38 - Adjusting the frame
8:12 - Adjusting the load
9:32 - Chest strap

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Gear used in this video includes: Mystery Ranch backpacks, Adidas Terrex
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Vango Banshee 200 & 300 Backpacking Tent Review

Review by Chris from Penrose Outdoors of the Banshee backpacking tents from Vango. See the two tents side by side.

Pennsylvania Wilderness Camping, Fishing, Backpacking Trip (Day 1)

Pennsylvania Wilderness Camping, Fishing, Backpacking Trip (Day 1)

Grant Forney, Herschel Miller, and Brandon Miller head out into the PA Wilds on a backpacking, camping, and fishing trips into one of the most remote spots in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Follow along on the journey!

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The Essential Backpacking Checklist

Heading out for a backpacking trip but have a nagging feeling you're forgetting something? We've all been there, that's why I've put together the essential backpacking checklist!

I've laid out all my gear and we're going through everything from the obvious to the often-forgotten items that every backpacker should carry on trail.

Check out my blog post that I mention at the beginning of the video here:

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Gear used in this video: Marmot tent, Sea to Summit sleeping bag and pad, Justins Peanut Butter, Good To Go, Jetboil, GRAYL, Adventure Medical Kits, MSR dromedary, Dermatone

12 Ultralightweight Backpacking Tips and Hacks (Part 1)

Ultralight backpacking tips, tricks, and hacks to help lighten your hiking load.

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► LIST OF TIPS
#1 - The Big Four (0:09)
#2 - Knife (0:34)
#3 - Fire Starter (0:46)
#4 - Water Bottle (1:02)
#5 - Pack Liner (1:26)
#6 - Footprint (1:46)
#7 - Guylines (2:12)
#8 - Stakes (2:28)
#9 - Sleeping bag liner (2:49)
#10 - Buff (3:13)
#11 - Stuff sacks (3:39)
#12 - Straps and tags (4:02)

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Sawyer Water Filters:

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How Much Fuel Should You Bring Backpacking? || REI

If you’ve ever wondered if you really need to bring more than one fuel canister, this video is for you. In it, Katie covers how to plan how much water you’ll need to boil on your trip, how to test your stove to see how many boils you can get out of a full canister, and how to use all that info to figure how much fuel you’ll need pack.

If you’ve got a bunch of half-empty canisters laying around, check out our video to see how much fuel is left in them:

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How to Train for Backpacking || REI

As rewarding as backpacking can be, it also demands a lot from your body. Spend some time prepping before your trip and you’re more likely to end each trail day happily fatigued, rather than miserably sore and exhausted. The eight exercises shown by Dr. Sam in this video are designed to target areas that bear the brunt of the load on the trail and to increase strength in your core and major leg muscles. You’ll also increase endurance in those same muscle groups.

In this video, we’ll show you the following exercises:
Jump Squats—0:40
Hip Roll—1:14
Step Up—2:00
Heel Down—2:40
Single-Leg Deadlift—3:32
Squat Curl Overhead Press—4:16
Lift—4:56
Side Plank with Hip Dip—5:31

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At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play. Shop REI.com: Take a class: Travel with REI: Learn something new: Find a trail: Read: REI Membership:

Kere Hore Ultralight Backpacking, Baseweight 3.82 kg. Review gear list ultralight backpacking.

Tips for Backpacking in the Rain

In this episode of Backpacking TV, Eric Hanson explains how to stay comfortable on the trail when the weather isn't cooperating.

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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.

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Hosted by Eric Hanson

How To Choose a Sleeping Pad or Mattress for Backpacking

Knowing how to choose a sleeping pad or mattress for backpacking is a HUGE decision! If you're not sleeping great outdoors, you're probably not enjoying yourself. So with that in mind, I'm here to break down the three most common styles of sleeping pads and mattresses, and offering some tips on how to choose one that works best for you and your camping style.

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2:22 - Foam mattresses
3:22 - Inflatable mattresses
4:42 - Big Daddy mattresses
7:11 - Inflation bag demo
9:40 - Investment rationale

Choosing a Sleeping Bag video mentioned at 10:39 can be found here:
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