Backpacking gear is expensive. It’s no secret that more expensive gear usually means lower weight, higher quality, and a better warranty, but we’ve found some pretty competitive alternatives to the pricier gear. We compiled this list of our favorite tips for backpacking on a budget, many of which don’t require any spending at all.Read More
A quality sleeping bag may be one of the biggest backpacking investments you ever make. Your sleep sack will likely cost hundreds of dollars, but if you treat it with care, it’ll last for many years, possibly even decades. That said, nothing will ruin a quality sleeping bag faster than neglect.Read More
Most backpackers and hikers don’t wash their rain gear nearly enough, if ever. This leads to wetting out and hikers may even buy new rain gear because they think their old shells are worn out. Washing and retreating your rain jackets and pants is a surprisingly simple task.Read More
Washing a down sleeping bag is actually surprisingly simple. Don’t let your trusty down sleeping bag get ruined with grit and grime from the trail. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to revitalize and refresh your sleep sack.Read More
A lightweight down coat should be at the center of any good backpacking list. You’ll wear it just about every night on the trail. It’ll keep you toasty warm, even after spending hours jammed into the bottom of your pack. So, considering how essential your down coat is and how often you use it, let me ask you this; when was the last time you washed it?
Yeah… that’s what I thought.Read More