Add to your outdoor wilderness skills arsenal with expert advice and survival tips from Backpacker Magazine. We cover it all, from pre-trip planning to backpacker-friendly recipes to how to raise backpacking kids and more!
It can't all be sunsets and bear encounters. Thru-hikers spend most of their time doing one thing: walking.
Most thru-hikers are careful about LNT rules—but a few scofflaws can make us all look bad.
Thru-hiking lingo isn’t just code, it’s a window into how people backpack.
Work! Altitude! Traffic! Sometimes it seems like the universe is conspiring against your hiking plans. Here's how to subdue those hazards and 18 other trip killers to keep your weekends sacred.
Are the difficulties of taking a toddler on a 200-mile hike worth the rewards?