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Suit up for winter with our semiannual gear guide.
Learn to secure your tent, take your cat on a hike, or survive with just a rock in our October issue.
Take in great views and backpack lighter than ever in our September 2016 issue.
Celebrate 100 years of "America's best idea" with our commemorative National Park Service Centennial issue
Experience and appreciate a century of parks in our National Park Service special Centennial issue
Learn to control your mind, explore the Gates of the Arctic, survive with tent poles, and more in this issue.
Explore the best jobs in the outdoors, hike Dominica, learn to make your own jerky, and more in our March issue.
From the ultimate gift guide for hikers to an off-the-cuff visit to Greece, here's what's inside our January issue.
Your complete winter skills guide; Editors' Choice Snow Awards; cold-season trips, and more from the November 2015 issue of Backpacker Magazine.
Learn backpacking skills every woman needs to know, check out fall colors, or get survival advice from a rescue ranger in our latest print issue.
How to find solitude, the best ultralight tents, and more from the September 2015 print issue of BACKPACKER magazine
The best backcountry lakes, a no-gym workout, heat-busting skills, and more from the August 2015 print issue of BACKPACKER magazine
The 100 best national park trail miles; trail clothes; Colorado's Sangre De Cristos; and more great content from the June 2015 issue of Backpacker.
The country's best local hikes; America's youngest thru-hiker; hydration packs reviews; and more great content from the May 2015 issue of Backpacker.
The year's best new trail-tested products in every category.
Big Views, No Crowds; Made in the USA Gear
101 places to go, skills to learn, and things to do right now.
223 field-tested products and skills to fuel your adventures this winter.
Quick Weekend Getaways; No-Mess Meals