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!
How to find the right camp for your kids—and how to know if they're ready.
Gear up for the United States' toughest long path with these expert picks.
First of all, should you?
Yes, hiking is wonderful and nature is grand. But when you’re walking for months at a time, you will eventually get bored. Our thru-hiker explains how to deal with trail fatigue.
The trails are still covered in snow, but it’s not too late to start getting ready for your first thru-hike.
Thru-hiking a long trail is hard enough without constantly second-guessing yourself along the way. Our writer shares her strategies for banishing worries before and during your hike.
Bringing the wrong kind of clothes or food is a quick ticket to a hefty pack—but don’t go too far.
No one ever wants to be in a situation where you need to call for help. But if it does happen to you, you won’t regret being prepared.
A hiker's conservation sin leaves him lost.
We've created a plan to help you upgrade your trail time in all the ways that matter: bigger views, more solitude, easier miles, and more. Dont hang up your boots until youve mastered this definitive list of 10 skills and life-altering experiences.
Nothing provides comfort like chocolate—whether it's in a savory soup or a warm mug on a cold night.
TSA-approved camp kit carry-on items. Plus, meds you might need abroad.