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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Multi-day Buffalo River Trip: 3 days, 2 nights, 50 miles

    In late May, I finally got to do a three day, two night, 50 mile trip on the Buffalo River from Ozark to Gilbert with my buddy Zach, who also happens to be our in house boat tech. Our goals were to see as much of the river as possible, catch some fish for dinner, scramble up some canyon walls...
  8. The Backpacker raises $17,000 to support Habitat for Humanity Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

    Local outdoor store, The Backpacker, raises over $17,000 for Habitat for Humanity flood relief and rebuilding efforts. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-September 3, 2016. Local outdoors store, The Backpacker organized a garage sale style “gear sale” on Saturday to raise funds for the ongoing Louisiana flood relief efforts. Remembering the support offered by their vendors after Hurricane Katrina, The Backpacker staff began...
  9. Fly from Backcountry to Backwaters

      Just a couple of years ago a few college buddies and I decided to give backpacking a try. Aside from being out in the wild and sharing these incredible experiences with some of my best friends, I had an ulterior motive.  I knew that the mountain streams and high alpine lakes held some beautiful freshwater trout.  Fly fishing in...
  10. What’s in my Pack- Walter’s trip to Yosemite

    My Girlfriend and I decided to take a trip to Yosemite Valley in the off-season. We decided that instead of backpacking we would stay in Hodgdon Meadows campground located right past the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station ( About 45 minutes northwest of Yosemite valley) and set up  a base camp and go off exploring from there.  We flew into...

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