Water Purification

water pollution

Water. It’s the source of all life. It makes up around 60% of the average adult human body, and without it, our life expectancy dwindles to a meager three or four days. In short, staying hydrated is crucial to human survival. This is never truer than when we’re out adventuring in the backcountry, where the … Read more

Backcountry Navigation

Map and compass

Finding your way through the wilderness is an essential backpacking skill requiring reliable tools and knowledge of how to use them. And while getting off the beaten path is part of the reason many people hit the trail, finding the trail again is something that you eventually want to do. Plus, it’s embarrassing if the … Read more

Wilderness First Aid

first aid kit

One of the unique characteristics of backpacking is that it puts you in control of your own destiny in a very real, but sometimes dangerous, manner. There are no hospitals, usually no access to roads or ambulances, and very few doctors in the backcountry. If, therefore, someone in your group gets sick or injured, then … Read more