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Review and Opinion: The High Sierra Classic 2 Series Summit 45L Internal Frame Backpack

Trying out the High Sierra Classic 2 Series Summit Backpack was a no-brainer. With a price tag under $100 and a 45L capacity, this pack is cheap enough and has the capacity to hold enough gear for a quick overnighter to a weekend trip. Check out my review and opinion of the best budget pack yet.

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My Top 3 Low-Budget Hiking and Backpacking Gear Choices for the Frugal Hiker

It's time to get out there and start backpacking and hiking. For those just starting out, you may not want to spend a ton of money on something that you won't enjoy. I will help you stretch your dollar and find excellent, lightweight backpacking and hiking gear at a great price as usual.

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10 Backpacking Hacks for a Lighter Pack

Safely trim the pounds off your backpack without sacrificing camp comfort or heavily investing in new gear.

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Dolly Sods: An Outstanding Backpacking Adventure You'll Love

Are you a hiking or backpacking enthusiast? Here's why you should visit the 17,371 acres, varying terrain, and abundant foliage of the Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.

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What to Pack on Your First Hitchhiking Trip: A Beginner's Guide

Deciding what to put in your backpack for your first hitchhiking trip can be a hassle. You are worried about forgetting the important stuff and packing useless junk. This list is the perfect guide for beginners eager to embark on their first journey!

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What Is an Internal Frame Backpack?

Internal frame hiking backpacks are used when navigating rugged and uneven ground. They allow the hiker to remain stable. They are easy to size and adjust.

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Hiking Minnesota's Kekekabic Trail

This is my journal from my 5-day backpacking (and bushwhacking) trip on northern Minnesota's seldom-used, 41-mile Kekekabic Trail. This was the first part of a longer backpacking trip.

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How to Make Coffee While Backpacking

How do you get your caffeine fix while backpacking? This article explores several methods for making coffee while camping.

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Backpacking at Mohican-Memorial State Forest

Planning a backpacking adventure at Mohican-Memorial State Forest in Central Ohio? Here are some insider tips on where to hike for a short day trip and a longer over-nighter, Park trail vs. Forest trail comparison, and details on park and pack campsites!

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How to Achieve Ultralight Backpacking Status

Are you interested in learning how to get into ultralight backpacking? This article will help you to adhere to the 10 pound base weight limit by outlining gear options.

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Packing List for the Camino de Santiago

Taking a pilgrimage to the Camino de Santiago in Spain? Here is a complete list of things to consider packing (and some things not to pack) for your journey there along with a few travel tips.

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How to Choose Between the Osprey Talon 22 and Osprey Talon 33

Should you go for a smaller pack with less capacity or step up and get more volume with the next larger model? That's usually the dilemma when deciding among packs.

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Hiking Emerald Lake and Moon Lake in Durango, Colorado

Pine River Trail to Emerald Lake and Moon Lake in the Weminuche Wilderness is beautiful. It winds through forest, meadows, and fields of wildflowers. Here's a report from our three-day honeymoon hike to Emerald Lake and Moon Lake in Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado

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How to Become a Lightweight Backpacker

Hike further and faster by adopting lightweight backpacking. These are my top tips for carrying a lighter pack.

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How to Purify Water When You Are Camping or Backpacking

From Giardia and Crypto to Hepatitis A and E. coli, there are some nasty little critters lurking in your drinking water. Be prepared in an emergency too, by having the skills to purify water.

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How to Use a Bounce Box on a Long-Distance Backpacking Trip

The bounce box, or drift box, provides access to gear and supplies on your backpacking trip without actually having to carry it on your back the entire time.

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Types of Backpacking Stoves: Choosing the Best Stove for Your Camping Adventure.

What is the best backpacking stove for your next wilderness adventure? This article covers the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular types of camping stoves.

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The Art of Solo Backpacking and Hiking

Did you know that it's possible to have a safe and enlightening wilderness experience as a solo backpacker and hiker? Here's how you can manage your risk appropriately along with other skill sets you'll need to navigate the wilderness alone.

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The Best Knives for Backpacking: Choosing the Right Outdoor Knife

A well-made knife can be a great hiking companion. Outbound Dan reviews several knives from multi-tools to neck knives for backpacking.

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Backpacking Survival Stories: Using a Knife to Escape From a Falling Sled

In what began as a simple solo snowshoeing trip in the Adirondack backcountry, a momentary lack of safety protocol pits a backpacker against potential death. Only a knife can change his fate.

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Gear List for Winter Backpacking and Hiking

An experienced backpacker shares his winter backpacking list of all the gear you need for cold-weather camping.

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6 Great Websites for Hikers

Sites for hikers, backpackers, campers and anyone else who loves outdoor recreation

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Hiking the South Bass Trail in Grand Canyon

Backpacking off Grand Canyon's beaten paths: My favorite rim-to-river hike on the South Rim