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REI Backpacking Recipes: Mushroom Pasta Alfredo

Mushroom Pasta Alfredo
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Rich, creamy, and totally filling, this pasta dish is the perfect meal to cap off a day on the trail.

Filled with meaty mushrooms, bright sun-dried tomatoes, and savory bacon bits, this recipe is a lightweight, calorie-dense version of pasta Alfredo. After a long day of hiking, we can think of no better way to refuel than with some hearty Italian-style comfort food!

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How to Fit Everything You Need for Backpacking in Your Pack

If you've ever been stumped on how to fit everything you need in your backpack, you're not alone and I'm here to help! I'm showing you how I like to pack my backpack for hiking in realtime, going over everything from proper load distribution to using the space of your pack effectively.

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2:13 - sleeping bag
4:05 - Packing water
5:07 - Sleeping mattress
5:16 - Stove system
6:02 - Food & utensils
7:52 - Clothing
10:19 - Drybags
11:55 - Hygiene kit
12:55 - Water Bottles
14:06 - Rain Jacket and beanie
14:21 - Toploader items
16:40 - Trekking Poles and Side Pockets
17:19 - Hauling water
20:15 - Tent
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Hobo Stew in 4 Ingredients, Backpacking Food

Upon finishing my upload I noticed I spelled potatoes as potatos. Oops.
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Ingredients
1 onion
2-3 potatoes
1 summer sausage
1 can maple cured bakes beans
*You can also use a pound of ground beef instead of the summer sausage but the summer sausage is great because it is portable and can be carried in your backpack without refrigeration.

Directions
1.) Slice potatoes, boil 15-20 minutes until soft
2.) Slice onions and sauté for 5–10 minutes, add salt and pepper
3.) Slice sausage, add to onions, cook additional 2 minutes
4.) Heat up baked beans, drain potatoes and add all together
5.) Enjoy!

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Best Backpacking Food | 5 Day Ultralight Meal Plan

5 Day Backpacking Meal Plan from the Appalachain Trail. 3,500 calories and under 2 lbs of food per day. Aim for food that is lightweight, easy to prepare and high in nutrition. Also see:

a) List of Backpacking Food Ideas:

b) List of Simple Backpacking Meal Recipes:

The Basic Breakdown...

1. BREAKFAST: Cookie Mix + Oats + Milk + Coffee

2. SNACKS: Seaweed, Trail Mix, Gatorade, Crackers, Peanut Butter, Pork Rinds

3. LUNCH: Greenbelly Meal

4. DINNER: Noodles + Beef Jerky, Rice + Beef Jerky

5. DESSERT: Candy + Tea + Whiskey
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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!

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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

And for more information on training for backpacking, check out our article:

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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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16 Ultralightweight Backpacking Tips and Hacks (Part 2)

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

► 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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NEMO | Hornet Ultralight Backpacking Tent

NEMO's Hornet Ultralight Backpacking Tent offers the ultimate in livability and comfort among ultralight backpacking tents. The 2-Person has two doors and two vestibules for 30 ounces, and the 1-Person weighs in at an ethereal 26 ounces.

For those looking for an ultralight shelter with greater volume, visit to learn more.

5 Pieces of Backpacking Gear I Never Hike Without

There's some things I never hit the trail without. I'm not talking about the most obvious pieces of gear in this video, like my tent or sleeping bag, but rather some key items that I like to bring with me on my hiking trips that, quite simply, make them the best.

What are some items that you never hike without? Tell me in the comments below! ????

Item 1 - 0:54
Item 2 - 1:33
Item 3 - 2:06
Item 4 - 3:00
Item 5 - 3:54
Bonus Mystery Item! 4:51
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REI Trailheads S1 EP4: 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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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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12 Ultralightweight Backpacking Tips and Hacks (Part 1)

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

► 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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How to Fit a Backpacking Pack || REI

When you’re looking for the right backpacking pack, nothing is more important than fit. In this video, Katie and Miranda walk you through the process of measuring your torso to find the right size pack, then they show you how to fine-tune the straps to make sure it fits like a glove. If you still have questions after you check it out, you can head to your local REI to get fit by an expert.

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REI Co-op Gear Guide: Best Backpacking Tents

The right backpacking tent can make or break your trip. Let our experts help you select the perfect tent for you in the REI Backpacking Tents Gear Guide. Learn about features, packability and setup to decide which tent you need to have the best backpacking trip possible.

Our picks:
Best Single-Person Tent, 00:37: REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL 1
Best Tent for Livability, 2:47: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2
Best Tent for Bad Weather, 4:18: REI Co-op Arete ASL 2
Best Tent for Families, 6:04: Marmot Limelight 4
Best Tent Under $250, 7:14: REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus

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Don’t see your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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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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The 7 Things You Need to Start Backpacking | Outside

The best way to get started with backpacking is by making sure you’ve packed all the right essentials. Outside contributor Bryan Rogala walks us through the items he brings on every adventure.

Of course, the first supply you need for any backpacking trip is fairly obvious: a backpack. Invest in one that’s sturdy enough to hold up during bad weather or rough conditions. Bryan recommends a 50-60 liter pack– large enough to fit all your essentials without getting too heavy. You’ll also need a two-person tent, 20-degree sleeping back, and sleeping pad to ensure you have a comfortable place to rest. Then, for the smaller (but equally important) items: Pick out a high quality backpacking stove for cooking on the trail, bring some moleskin for blisters, find a comprehensive trail map of the area you’re visiting, and (last but not least) fill a small bottle with whiskey for some post-hiking relaxation.

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How to Pack a Backpack || REI

A well balanced and well packed backpack can feel a lot lighter than one that’s packed poorly. In this video, Miranda walks you through her guide to a perfectly packed pack. If you want to see what Miranda brings on her backpacking trips, check out our backpacking checklist video:

And click here to read our article on packing and hoisting your pack:

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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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