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25 Brilliant Backpacking Hacks

Whether you're looking for tips on how to pack efficiently or ways to stay safe and comfy in the backcountry, we've got you with these 25 backpacking hacks.

22 Rookie Mistakes New Backpackers Make and How To Avoid Them | Dare To Be A Wildflower

Backpacking shouldn't be synonymous with pain and suffering. Avoid these backpacking mistakes so you can be prepared, feel confident backpacking!

How to Pack a Backpack for Backpacking

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in June 2021. Next week, Kate and I will be joining a friend in Colorado for a backpacking trip. […]

Lightweight Backpacking: Gear and Tips to Lighten Your Load - Exploring Wild

Say goodbye to sore shoulders and cranky knees. These lightweight backpacking tips will cut pounds from your pack weight so you can hike farther, faster, or just more comfortably.

Ultimate Backpacking Checklist for Beginners

Ready for your outdoor activity? Run through this backpacking checklist before your trip to make sure everything is all set!

You should use these tips for improving your camping adventures that will help you next time you go. This does not require very much to start and you'll find plenty of camping suggestions for you to consider. Whether you are completely new or experienced, it doesn't matter so get started right now. #campingfun

If you’re reasonably fit and enjoy camping and hiking, take it to the next level with a backpacking trip. Here’s a primer on getting started backpacking.

Beginner Backpacking Tips: 19 Things to Know Before you Hit the Trail

Thinking about taking your first backpacking trip? Learn the things I wish I knew before hitting the trail with these beginner backpacking tips!

14 Ways to Pee Outdoors for Women (yes, I've tried them all) - Exploring Wild

You had no idea there were this many ways to pee outdoors as a woman. Here's a roundup of creative options for any lady who finds herself amongst nature when nature calls.

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Hygiene Tips for Every Hiker and Camper

Learn everything you need to know about eco-friendly outdoor hygiene! I'm talking about pooping in the outdoors, bathing, dealing with periods & more.

Budget Backpacking 10lb Ultralight Kit

Looking for budget-friendly backpacking gear that's affordable, but not cheaply made? Check out my 10 lb ultralight setup that costs $500.

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If you’ve got a long travel day ahead, prevent any bathroom accidents by waiting to feed your cat until after you arrive at your destination. If you’re still worried, it helps to put a small pee pad at the base of your cat backpack, just in case. And don’t forget that the bottom mat is easy to remove and clean, if need be.
Are you a beginner backpacker? Do you want to learn more about backpacking safety so you can hit the trail confidently? Then you need to check out my FREE Masterclass for new hikers and backpackers! In this class you will learn 4 behind-the-scenes secrets to feeling confident and independent on ANY backpacking trip, even if you are a backpacking beginner!
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Wondering how to get the bubble on and off? And to swap out the grid screen with the bubble, which most of our backpack styles have? Watch the video. It's super easy. It's the same for all styles.

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