How to videos on backpacking, camping, hiking, and other videos related to the backcountry.
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter from Backpacker Magazine demonstrates the basics of upper body layering for cold weather hiking and camping. Next to the skin: Your base layer should wick sweat away from your body to keep your skin dry. Cotton should not be used – save your t-shirts for other purposes. Good long underwear pieces […]
I found this web site and video the other day and thought it was a very reasonable (and good idea) for those who can’t afford to buy a ton of gear but want to get out into the backcountry for a few days. The company is Lower Gear. We feature a few select, high quality […]
One of the things I hate the most is when I see a empty water bottle on the trial. This video should be mandatory for some. The Great Smoky Mountains is the most popular National Park in the US. Visitors to these areas don’t always know the best way to recreate responsibly in such a […]
Snowshoeing is a lot of fun for anyone who had ever gone out in the backcountry after a good snow fall. Nothing like treking in snow with snowshoes that makes a Winter Backpacking trip fun. Jason Klass from Gear Talk with Jason Klass goes over some gear that you might need on a snowshoe trek. […]
With so many hikers and backpackers now carrying video cameras, this tutorial by Videomaker gives an excellent description on how to shoot landscapes. This video is part of a three part series on “how to shoot videos in the backcountry”. Visit Videomaker to browse through some awesome tutorials on all kinds of video strategies to […]
While camping, food safety precautions include using antibacterial gels on the hands frequently, purifying all water, by boiling, filtering or chlorinating it, and tying up food and garbage 15 feet in a tree overnight. Find out the importance of proper food handling while in the wilderness with helpful information from a backpacking and hiking guide […]
REI puts together a video to teach the 10 essentials to backpacking. What’s in your pack? Learn about the ten essentials you should always bring on your hikes and outdoor adventures in order to make sure your trip is just as safe as it is fun! For more information, go to REI.com
This outstanding video by Backpacking Light featuring Sam Haraldson (A member of thebackpacker.tv) outlines some techniques in fire building. “Fire building videos on the Internet are a dime a dozen, but each and every one of them can teach you a thing or two. However, building a fire is nothing short of an art form, […]
For those of us who like to do a little “raz-ma taz” out in the Wilderness while cooking, this is one video I had to post. We’ve seen How to Cook Pizza, or how to make real Bacon & Eggs, but this is really going the extra distance. Maddythegoose.com shows us how to make Shepards […]
Cant call Dominos? Assistant Editor Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan from Backpacker Magazine shows you how to easily make a mean pizza, right in the backcountry. I am always looking for new and “inventive” ways to cook in the backcountry. I had to laugh when I saw this video because I am into Pizza Tortillias right now (on […]
Shopping for a Sleeping Bag is as important as trying on a piece of new garment hanging off the rack at your favorite clothing store. It has to fit just right. At the same time, it must fit your needs at any given weather situation you may find yourself in. Backpacker Magazine offers some great […]
Buying or even shopping for a backpack can be confusing. So many to choose from. Weight, size, fit, each backpack has differences. You have to carry it, so make sure its’ one you can live with. Backpacker Magazine offers some basics when shopping for a backpack.
Lighting a good fire when in the backcountry can be good moral booster on those lonely nights when you’re sitting around camp. Knowing exactly how to get a fire going can be crucial if you are in a situation when a fire needs to be a life saver. Most of the time we carry fuel, […]
If you want to know gear, then talk to this guy. Winton Porter has been running things in the Georgia Mountains for awhile now, and has seen thousands of “would-be” hikers attempt a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. Every year Mountain Crossings serves over 2000 hikers on their way to Maine. The staff evaluate over […]