Backpacking Equipment Tips : Repairing Inflatable Sleeping Pads

Backpacking Equipment Tips : Repairing Inflatable Sleeping Pads

One of the most common problems with backpacking equipment is that your Thermarest or your inflatable sleeping pad will get a hole in it. So that is really important to know how to fix it because you won’t have to just buy another one every time it gets a little hole so what I do […]

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Backpacking Gear & Tips : Benefits of Ultra Light Backpacks

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Benefits of Ultra Light Backpacks

Now, I’m going to talk a little bit about ultra light backpacking. Not too many people do this, big couple years ago, but essentially what you’ve got is a pack, twenty pounds or less; going under twenty pounds. Don’t necessarily need a frame, here’s an ultra light pack, which is actually, it’s actually marketed toward […]

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Backpacking Equipment Tips : Packing Inflatable Sleeping Pads

Backpacking Equipment Tips : Packing Inflatable Sleeping Pads

So once you have one of your inflatable sleeping pads something that you’re going to want to wonder is well how do I pack it up into a small enough space? You can buy a stuffed sack form but this is really really tiny and so you kind of have to know how to pack […]

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Backpacking Equipment Tips : Adjusting Backpack Hip Belts

Backpacking Equipment Tips : Adjusting Backpack Hip Belts

If you have tried changing the straps in your backpack and your backpack still doesn’t feel right, you still feel like there may be too much or too little weight on your shoulders, there is too little weight around the hip belt, you can also make an adjustment on the hip belt and you can […]

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Backpacking Equipment Tips : How to Put on a Heavy Backpack

Backpacking Equipment Tips : How to Put on a Heavy Backpack

Something that seems like it would be easy but is sometimes more difficult than you would expect is actually putting on a heavy fully loaded pack so you can get a friend to help you but one of the ways to do it is to heave it up on to your knee like that and […]

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Backpacking Gear & Tips : Good Boots for Camping & Backpacking

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Good Boots for Camping & Backpacking

I’m going to talk a little bit about boots now. Got three different classifications of boots. This one is one that a friend of mine actually used to start off on his trek of the Appalachian Trail. And he said it was a big mistake. Why was it a big mistake? Because this is the […]

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Backpacking Equipment Tips : Taking Down a Tent

Backpacking Equipment Tips : Taking Down a Tent

When you are taking down your tent it is almost as important to know how to take down your tent and pack it up as it is to be able to set it up because you want to be able to take it out and use it easily. You don’t want it all mixed up […]

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Backpacking Gear & Tips : How to Wear a Backpack

Backpacking Gear & Tips : How to Wear a Backpack

When you go to put your pack on ideally it would be nice to have it up on a bench like this, but you don’t always have that option. When you go to grab it to pick it up you want to make sure you keep your back straight up and down, grab it by […]

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Backpacking Gear & Tips : Benefits of External Frame Backpacks

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Benefits of External Frame Backpacks

I’m going to talk a little bit now about external frame packs. The pack is, you know, everybody remember, “Yeah, when I was a kid in scouts, I had an external frame pack went on great trips.” When you look at our pack wall at Phil Jackson’s school, you’ll notice there’s not quite so many […]

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Backpacking Equipment Tips : Internal Backpack Frame

Backpacking Equipment Tips : Internal Backpack Frame

There’s two different kind of backpacks as I mentioned before; this is an external frame another backpack you can by is an internal frame. Lots of people prefer internal, internal frames because on the back instead of having basically just two straps and this piece of cloth that’s touching your back, it’s more like a […]

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