After 10 years teaching backpacking, we put together our top 10 suggestions for new backpackers. For people just learning or getting ready for a backpacking trip, it can be pretty intimidating knowing you will be out in the wilderness. Rest assured that there is no reason to be worried. However, we have seen a lot of mistakes that could be pretty easily avoided if people learned some basics before buying their gear, or just heading out.

If you have some we might have missed, let’s hear from you.

1. Plan and Prepare
2. Make sure your backpacking is fitted correctly
3. Learn how to pack your pack
4. Test your gear BEFORE you hit the Trail
5. Make sure you know your Water Filtration System and how to use it.
6. Practice How to hang a Food Bag (or Bear Bag)
7.Treat your Blisters, BEFORE they are actual blisters.
8.Reduce your pack weight by a little meditation before you pack it
9. Clean your GEAR after your trip.
10. Trust the Trail. It will always provide everything you need.

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Scott and Ariane

With over 20 years of backpacking experience. Scott & Ariane have traveled all across the USA and have hiked some of the hardest trails. Ariane, who started as an Ice Climber, and Scott who has taught backpacking for 10 years, want to teach new people how to enjoy the outdoors. Between their Backpacking Basics Class, or their Backpacking Bootcamp class, we will teach you all you need to know.

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Scott and Ariane

With over 20 years of backpacking experience. Scott & Ariane have traveled all across the USA and have hiked some of the hardest trails. Ariane, who started as an Ice Climber, and Scott who has taught backpacking for 10 years, want to teach new people how to enjoy the outdoors. Between their Backpacking Basics Class, or their Backpacking Bootcamp class, we will teach you all you need to know.

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