Backpacking is a great activity to get you in the outdoors and gives you a glimpse of independent, minimalist living and survival. While it takes time and experience to know how to backpack the right way (the way that best suits you), we have some tips to get you moving out the door for your first trip.
Treat people, trails, the environment, and wildlife how you want to be treated! Good manners and etiquette make everyday life with others just a little more bearable, and that doesn’t end in the backcountry. Just because you’re away from civilization doesn’t mean you shouldn’t mind your manners. Here are 10 backpacking etiquette tips to make sure you know how to navigate, respect, and share the trails.
Hiking and backpacking are great activities for getting outside and staying in shape, but they aren’t so great on your feet. If you’re making the trek, you’ll want a nice, durable pair of backpacking boots or hiking shoes so your feet feel great no matter how long you’re on the trails.
The sun is shining, the weather is turning and you’re craving a trip to the backcountry. Planning a trip can be stressful, but with these steps, you’ll be ready for your backpacking trip in no time. So grab your gear and pack your bag. Here’s everything you need to do when planning your backpacking trip.