How to videos on backpacking, camping, hiking, and other videos related to the backcountry.
We we offer our Backpacking Bootcamp classes, the most asked question is: How to I reduce my pack weight? All to often it’s your sleeping system, and food. Here is a great video from Sierra Trading Post that explains how to reduce your pack weight. Reducing your pack weight can greatly increase your comfort out on the […]
There is nothing better than backpacking with a great partner. Especially, when you partner is your Dog. They always follow and never complain. Here is a great video that explains a typical backpacking system for their dog Barlely. Video by Andy Timinsky These are the typical items we take for Barkley on every backpacking trip. Keep […]
Planning meals for a backpacking trip can be tricky, but it’s important to get it right, as it will have a huge impact on how much you enjoy your trip. In this episode of Backpacking TV, Eric Hanson walks through how he plans food for a 5-day backpacking trip.
A huge question we get when taking people out backpacking is: How do you sleep comfortable? Adventures With Us put’s together a simple video that answers that question.
Do you love a good DIY project? This one will blow you mind if you really want to lighten your load.
Northwest Backpacker puts together a great DIY Lightweight Shelter idea
Ahhh… the best Camp Coffee… for many it’s an important morning ritual! Here’s a few tips about making great tasting DRIP BREWED coffee. Until now, preparing Drip coffee while camping has been anything but convenient. But with the innovative GSI Outdoors Java Drip’s you can easily make a bold, mud-free brew every time! These Simple, Portable […]
So many people overlook the importance of a good quality warm hat. If I had to chose between a cheap jacket and a really good hat or a cheap hat and a really good jacket, I would go with the good hat every time. Picking the right hat essential. Nothing you can appreciate more on […]
Krik of Black Owl Outdoors shows you how to build a highly efficient wood-burning backpacking stove in the likes of John’s from Intense Angler. Check out http://www.youtube.com/intenseangler for awesome outdoor videos. The stove is highly efficient, cheap to build, simple to construct and weighs very little. Throw is in your billy can the next time you’re out […]
We absolutely love Hungry Hammock Hanger. MrBabelfish5 does a great job explaining food on YouTube, now he’s discussing drinks. How to make your own dehydrated backpacking meals. Today we are making 3 trail drinks. We are making a cafe italian coffee mix, a Russian spiced tea mix and and Orange Jupiter drink mix. See all […]
One of my favorite things to do in the backcountry is to try out different recopies I’ve read about online, or watched a video about. NOLS puts together a recipe to cook Quiche Moraine out in the wilderness. Of course for me, weight is always a factor. Someone on an extended trip into the backcountry […]
I’ve seen some creative recipes in the backcountry. But never have I seen deep fried donuts. Can’t wait to try this out in the backcountry. A deep frying method for donuts and corn dogs on the trail by wawhiker using peanut oil with a backpacking cook kit. Visit wawhikers blog site for more cool stuff.
REI put’s together a great article on how to choose Snowshoes. Of course one of the important things to consider is; what am I going to use the snowshoes for. With a little knowledge, buying the right snowshoes is a walk in the park. Flat Terrain Designed for easy walking on flat to rolling terrain; […]
Survival in winter is a whole different game than during the warmer months. December and January in the mountains is typically the coldest month of the year. Temperatures routinely go down to minus 20 F, sometimes much lower. When combined with winds that can be gale force, the situation can turn deadly fast. That is, […]
I couldn’t really resist putting up this video. One: Well, it’s obvious, and two: because it’s obvious. Actually, she does make some excellent points. “Backpacking and Hiking tips from the trail… Cindy shows you how to stay clean and fresh on the hike and actually takes a shower in the woods” Video shot by SoulSurvivorX2
I’ve seen a lot of “DIY” vids, but this one I really like. Simple, easy, and useful. According to MandyTheGoose, it’s completely changed the way he cooks in the backcounry. What I like about it, is that it makes total sense and is ultra lightweight. I’ve used this same material as a reflective pad while […]
Affectionately known by the lightweight hiking underground as the “PCT Method” (presumably because it was first used by long distance hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail), a bear bag hanging method exists that is lighter, requires less rope, offers the benefits of counterbalancing, is easier to set up, and offers simple and quick hanging and […]
There are many ways, (creative) ways, to cook in the backcountry. This is one of my favorites. Steaming rice, while saving your hot water for a hot drink. Minute Rice has really come along way, and now they have compacted there product with the backpacker in mind. Well, I don’t think they actually thought of […]