Everyone's a beginner at first. And even experienced hikers need a refresher from time to time. Jason Stevenson, former Backpacker staffer and author of "Outdoor Adventure Guide: Backpacking and Hiking" shares his best advice on avoid the mistakes that most first-time campers make.
Behind the Gear: Big Agnes Salt Creek 2 & Scout Platinum
Backpacking tents keep getting stronger and lighter. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how Big Agnes designers pulled it off.