I created TheBackpackerTV because of my passion for the outdoors and seeing nature up close and personal. To inspire, and share all of our experiences so we can bring people closer to the wonders and awe of the outdoors. After 20 years of backpacking I decided to share everything I know, (and I’m still learning).
Started backpacking in 1997, and had an excellent teacher. After my first solo hike through the Smokey Mountain National Park, I was ready for more. In 2003 I Thru-Hiked the Appalachian Trail and since never looked back. I’ve backpacked all over the country and was even lost in the Sycamore Wilderness Canyon one time. (that was a close one).
A few years ago, I spent the weekend taking a high level Wilderness Survival Class where we all spent 25 minutes laying in a cold creek to learn how to get warm again. (Yikes)!
I’ve been asked twice by the Discovery Network to do a survival show, and have personally talked with some of their Producers.
Ariane and I now teach backpacking and are Guides for Full Moon Adventures. We travel around the country in a renovated 1976 Airstream meeting people who all love the outdoors. Hopefully, that will be you!