Access Special Backpacker.com Features, Register Now!
  • This bracing adaptation of Joe Simpson's memoir is arguably the greatest mountaineering documentary of all time. 35 Awesome (and Awesomely Bad) Outdoor Movies
  • Apply to wounds or irritated regions. Make a Salve With a Garden Weed
  • Voila! This DIY setup should work for multiple types of shoes of the same size, but your mileage may vary. Make Snow Traction With Bungee Cord
  • Look, ma - no sunscreen!  No boots, either. Hiking Jordan
  • This trail is so haunted that Big Ridge State Park went ahead and named it accordingly.  Hikers near the historic Hutchinson compound still claim to hear the panting of an approaching dog (though none can ever be found). Even spookier still, the ghostly silhouettes of family are said to appear in any photographs taken at the family cemetery. [image: Dieter Weinelt / Flickr] 11 Haunted Hikes in the U.S.
  • ChiaPudding1 Coconut Chia Pudding
  • Cinnamon Rolls Easy-Bake Backcountry Cinnamon Rolls
  • Eggs in a Bag Backcountry Eggs in a Bag
  • Want one surefire way to get your adrenaline pumping? Attempt the 1,500-foot climb to this airy perch high above Zion Canyon. From the footbridge spanning the Virgin River, the 2.5-mile (one-way) route switchbacks up sandstone cliffs to a pinched slickrock ridge with hair-raising drop-offs on either side. Hoist yourself to the summit using chains bolted into the rock face, then peer down on the valley far below. [image: Ada Be/Flickr] The Best Hikes for Thrill-Seekers
  • Easy Cheese Fondue Easy Cheese Fondue
  • The best part about the specific knotting of this paracord bracelet is the quick-release method. To release the knots push them away from the shackle. Continue to loosen the knots as much as possible. Make a Paracord Survival Bracelet
  • Bourbon Bread Pudding Bourbon Bread Pudding
Featured Videos

Would you resort to cannibalism if your life depended on it? A shocking number of our readers said “yes.” Our expert shows you how to do the unthinkable.

  • Survival School: How To Eat Your Hiking Partner
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: Nalgene 32 Ounce Ultralite Wide Mouth Bottle
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: Delorme inReach Explorer
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: JanSport Klamath 55, 65, 75 Backpack
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: Scarpa F1 Evo
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: Dynafit Radical Speed Turn
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: Wool Buff
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: Black Diamond JetForce Technology Airbag
Facebook
Backpacker Magazine
Question: What does "Made in the USA” mean to you in terms of outdoor gear? Quality? Innovation? Superior craftsmanship? A higher price tag? Fill in the blank, or let us know what else you think about US-made gear in the the comments section below.
Backpacker Magazine
The Get Out More Winter Tour will be traveling to Alamosa, CO, Overland Park, KS, Brentwood, MO, Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH this week. Check out www.backpacker.com/winteredition for an event near you! #getoutmore
Backpacker Magazine
Sponsored: After thirteen years of designing, tweaking and sleeping in the dirt to get our sleeping bags just right, we had an epiphany one cold night around the campfire - wouldn’t these bags be awesome to wear? #bigagneshasyourback http://ow.ly/DbcSg
Daily Deals
View All Deals