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15 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us Before Our First Overnight Hike

This may come as a surprise to you, but Backpacker’s editors weren’t always authorities on all things hiking. In fact, we were beginners once, too, and made our fair share of newb mistakes. Here’s everything we wish we knew before hitting the trail for the first time, so you can embark on your inaugural overnight wiser […]

When Backpacking How Much Water Should I Carry?

When planning your backpacking trip, one important issue you’ll need to figure out before you go is how much water to carry between water sources. The last thing you want to happen is to run out of water and find yourself nowhere near a stream and then potentially getting dehydrated. On the other hand, you […]

How To Keep Drinks Cold In A Backpack – 5 Helpful Tips

There’s no better feeling than having a nice refreshing drink after completing a nice adventurous hike. Since hiking is a pretty lightweight activity, there’s a common problem of figuring out how to keep drinks cold without a fridge or cooler. After hiking for a couple of hours, when you take that first break it’s the perfect time to sit […]


Wondering what to bring hiking? Even if you’re only planning to be out for a few hours on a day hike, it’s important to pack some essential items. Weather can change quickly outdoors, and something as simple as a rolled ankle might mean you’re out longer than expected. The essentials for hiking and camping (or […]

Tips for Hiking in Cold and Wet Weather

A combination of driving rain, high winds, and temperatures just above freezing, represents some of the most challenging weather that a hiker can face. In these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite (if the thermometer subsequently drops below 0°C / 32°F) are a very real possibility. Thankfully, cold-related maladies are far easier to prevent than they are […]

Buying a Water Bottle for Hiking and Backpacking – What is important?

Capacity: In this review, we listed insulated water bottles with a capacity of 18 fl. oz. to 32 fl. oz. As insulated water bottles are relatively heavy, you usually only bring one such bottle with you and keep it within easy reach – for example in the backpack’s side pocket. You will probably need to […]

Winter Hiking How-To Guide: Pro Tips

Hiking in the winter takes a bit more know-how and gear prep, but it can quickly become a rewarding activity. With these winter hiking tips, getting out to the trails will be a safe, easy, and enjoyable activity no matter the time of year or amount of snow. Winter Hiking Tips Check the Weather Before You […]

Tips For Packing Your Backpack Comfortably

Organize your gear into logical groups and stuff sacks. When small items are packed loosely they tend to poke you in wierd ways, shift position as you hike and get lost quickly in camp. Put your sleeping bag on the bottom. This provides a soft cushion for your other gear to ride on top of. […]