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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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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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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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How to Choose Backpacking Packs || REI

Choosing the right pack comes down to figuring out the right capacity, features and fit. In this video, Miranda shows you how to balance your options to pick the best backpack for you. Check out the video, then head to your local REI to test out packs and get fit by an expert. And click here to shop REI’s selection of backpacking packs:

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REI Co-op Gear Guide: Best Backpacking Packs

Looking for the perfect backpacking pack for you? Our experts share our picks for overnight trips, extended trips and more in the REI Backpack Gear Guide. Learn about features, fit and capacity to decide which hiking pack is best for your next adventure.

Our picks:
Best Weekend Backpacking Pack, 00:39: Women’s: Gregory Maven 45 Men’s: Gregory Paragon 48
Best Multiday Backpacking Pack, 4:06: Women’s: Osprey Aura AG 65 Pack Men’s: Osprey Atmos AG 65 Pack
Best Backpacking Pack for Extended Trips, 7:45: Women’s: Gregory Deva 80 Men’s: Gregory Baltoro 85
Best Backpacking Pack Under $160, 10:46: REI Co-op Flash 45

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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 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!

Backpacking Basics: How to Pack a Backpack

In this video avid backpacker and outdoors expert, Orrin Whalen (@owhale) goes over how to properly pack your backpack for a multi-day backpacking trek. If you’re going on your first backpacking trip and unsure as to what to pack in your backpack this video will give you a clear step by step guide. Knowing how to properly organize your pack is key for efficiency, stability and avoiding back pain. Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of this video and if you have any questions!

Gear Mentioned & Recommended
Backpack: 70l Osprey Aether -
Tent: Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent -
Sleeping Bag: Marmot Trestles 0 Synthetic Sleeping Bag -
Sleeping Pad: Nemo Switchback Foam Sleeping Pad -
Bear Canister: BearVault BV450 -
Jetboil Zip Camping Stove Cooking System -
Headlamp: Black Diamond Storm -
First Aid Kit: Adventure Medical Kit .7 -
Leatherman Multi-tool -
Bug Spray: Repel 100 Insect Repellent -
Compass: Sportneer Lensatic Sighting Compass -
Iodine Tablets: Aquatabs AQT100 Water Purification Tablets -
Waterproof Matches: UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit -

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Top 5 Tips for Winter Backpacking and Camping

A lot of people are a little bit intimidated when it comes to winter camping but Eric Hanson wants to assure you that it can be a wonderful experience. In this video, he offers up his top 5 tips for winter backpacking and camping that will help keep you warm and comfortable on your next trip.

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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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Backpacking in the Backcountry of Juneau, Alaska

I knew Alaska would be epic, but holy moly; this place was truly incredible.

Helicopter drop off on a remote, spectacular ridge? Yes, this video's got it.

Hiking on the Mendenhall Glacier? You betcha, that's here, too.

Throw in some bears, eagles, whales, and the Northern Lights and you've got yourself one heck of a hiking trip!

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The 6 Things You NEED to Start Backpacking!

Every backpacker NEEDS these 6 items before they hit the trail for an overnight. I created this backpacking gear list video with beginners in mind from recreational backpackers to backcountry hunters. This is a VERY minimal kit / gear list. There are a few 'givens' that I didn't include, like clothes, shoes, and food.
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- Under $160 Osprey 50L:
- Over $400 Arc'teryx 50L:
Tents
- Under $80: Bessport 2P tent:
- Over $350: Big Anges 2P tent:
Sleeping bags
- Under $100: Marmot Trestles 30 degree:
- Over $320: Nemo Riff 30 degree:
Sleeping pads
- Under $40: Therm-a-rest:
- Over $150: Exped Sleeping Pad:
Water Filters
- Under $20: Sawyer mini filter:
- Over $90: MSR pump filter:
Fire Starters
- Under $10: Bayite metal match
- Over $25: Exotic nano striker:

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Lightweight 5 day Backpacking Gear List | 13 Pound Gear List

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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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.

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4 Methods of Packing Food for Backpacking

Christine and Tim Conners show you 4 ways to pack food for your next backpacking trip!

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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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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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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.

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My Lightweight Backpacking Gear

Gear check at Etoniah Creek State Forest on the Florida Trail. My gear system continues to evolve at an attempt to lighten my load and carry what I might actually need and use.

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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