Author - Scott Janz

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.

Is it Trail Magic or Hiker Feeds?

After my Thru-Hike in 2003, I wanted to give back to the Appalachian Trail as to what was so freely given to me. So, each year I invite a small group of Hikers about 7...

Hydration – Dehydration

To many times we hear of hikers on a simple day hike becoming dehydrated and having to make a 911 call. In fact, just recently an Alaska teen was hospitalized in...

Winter Tarp Tenting

We often get questions about Tarp Tenting in the snow. In fact, if you have the right gear, you can be as comfortable under a tarp in snow, than any other regular...

Backcountry Cooking and Food

Cooking in the backcounty can be a blast if you have planned your meals accordingly. When planning your backpacking trip, the first rule of thumb is bring what you...

Finding the Right Snowshoe Boot

Are you  that Backpacker/Hiker that loves to play in deep snow? I am. So when I wanted to buy my snowshoes and snowboots I automatically look lightweight. There are...

Hiking in the Snow

Nothing like hiking in the snow and soaking up the beauty of winter. It’s one of my favorite times to go backpacking. Last year, I went up into the GSMNP in...

For the Love of Exploring

This weeks inspiration comes to you from Mountainsmith Gear. It’s truly a awe inspiring video shot in some rarely seen areas  “between the three political...

Episode 10: The Winter Shakedown

Apologies for some parts of the audio on this podcast. There are a few spots where you will hear a buzzing sound that last for a few minutes. We are working on a...

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