There are a few skills every backpacker needs to know, like pitching camp and making fire. But to really get the most out of your trip, you need to learn the intangibles too, like finding solitude and getting on the trail more. Here, we’ve pulled it all together into one concise guide.
Learn how to cope with relentless rain, and you can experience some of the Earth’s holiest places—Alaska! Patagonia!—in comfort. Read the Full Article
Want your very own Eden? Here’s how to go where—and when—others don’t. Read the Full Article
See More Wildlife
Get closer to the mystery of life: Put yourself spine-tingling distance from the fanged and clawed and horned. Read the Full Article
Who says spiritual travelers must shun earthly comforts? You just worked all day to reach a magnificent high-country cirque. Now create a campsite to match. Read the Full Article
Get Out More
Have you ever heard anyone wish he or she spent less time outdoors? We didn’t think so. Read the Full Article
Never Get a Blister
Your body is a temple? Then your feet are the altar. Treat them right, and enjoy every hike from the first mile to the last. Read the Full Article
When disaster strikes in the backcountry, don’t pin your hopes on prayer. Your ability to spark a flame could be the difference between survival and six-feet-under. Read the Full Article
For hikers, pushing your limits will certainly yield more views—plus better fitness, confidence, and, perhaps, perspective. Read the Full Article
Find Your Way
Join a long line of enlightened travelers who have navigated the wilderness—and discover a whole new world that lies beyond well-marked trails and guided trips. Read the Full Article
Once you’ve been to the mountaintop, few other experiences will compare. For soul-cleansing, skill-building, life-affirming thrills, put a big one on your bucket list. Read the Full Article
Want to master the basics of backpacking? Sign up for our Backpacking 101 class at AIM Adventure U.