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  1. How to Layer for a Cross Country Ski Trip

    Planning a ski trip? Be sure to pack lots of layers. You’ll be glad you did. Weather can be hard to predict for skiing during the early winter or spring. Keep reading for a practical guide on what layers to pack the next time you hear the mountains calling. Beautiful from the inside out. Each layer has an important function, and it’s fun...
  2. How to Fit the Right Pack For Your Student

    The Backpacker is your one-stop shop for any of your pack needs.  We are the experts for fitting you or your students for the right type of bag.  Our staff will always ask you the important questions to find the right pack for you.  From now until August 15th (??) we are giving away a Backpacker Tee Shirt with the...
  3. Full Summer Camp Checklist

    Packing for summer camp can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of anything and everything your camper will need to ensure an amazing summer.  Remember to label everything with their first initial and last name for no confusion in the bunks.     Clothing T Shirts Shorts Sweatshirt or light jacket Jeans Swimsuit Swim shirt with UV protection...
  4. Skier's Checklist: What You Need To Bring

    Skiing/Snowboarding Checklist Get prepared with our skier's checklist. We've compiled a list of what you need to for a ski trip, whether you're going for the first time or you're an annual skier. If you're going on a family ski trip, you'll need to haul lots of gear and a ton of clothing, so don't forget the extras, like goggles...
  5. Day Hiking Checklist: What You Need To Bring

      Day Hiking Gear Checklist Be prepared for an all day hiking outing with our checklist. We've compiled a list of what you need to for a day on the trails.  These essentials will help you plan your day ahead of time. Performance Short Sleeve Tshirt Lightweight synthetic shorts Trekking pants Synthetic base layers (briefs/boxers/bra) Wool hiking socks Hiking shoes...
  6. How To Choose the Right Backpack for your Backpacking Trip

    Planning to go on an adventure can be exciting, but make sure you are well-prepared or the trip can turn into a disaster very quickly. Here are the top 10 things you need to know before choosing a backpack on your next adventure. 1) Decide what you need to carry Choosing your gear before you purchase a backpack can help...
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  8. What’s in Zach’s Backpack for Climbing Linville Gorge?

    One thing to remember is that when you work at The Backpacker you join a family, a community, and a culture that is often times long lasting. One of the first people I met at Backpacker, as most people in the past might have as well, was Matt “Matt’Teryx” Vecchio. He has outfitted many of people for gear and sent...
  9. Backpacker Adventure: Climbing Trip to Joshua Tree

    I ventured away from Louisiana a few weeks ago and went to Southern California to visit Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree is located near Palm Springs about an hour and a half from Los Angeles County. I visited May 9th – May 12 and the weather was highs of 75 and lows of 45, overall great weather. We found a...
  10. The Backpacker Wetland Conservation Project

    The Youth Wetlands Program has groups of students come down every year from the Edmund Burke School of DC, to help restore receding coastline by planting native Louisiana Irises. This year The Backpacker and Everybody Plays Foundation got to partner up with them, and were a huge help in transporting and guiding the group along the way. And of course...

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