Wilderness Backpacker

If hauling everything you need on your back into the wild expanses of this world is what you dream about, the Wilderness Backpacker is for you.

Under the stars, miles from civilization, everything you need to survive tucked into the pack on your back. You venture into the wild for internal peace, a slowing down, and the ability to make endless fart jokes.

You know who you are. Let’s not pretend. The trail does strange things to the mind, and the freedom to commune with nature as nature intended (peeing under a glowing vault) is akin to freedom. There is nothing like the crunch of boots, the sweat on your back, the weight of survival, and the depth of conversation reached when its you, your friends, and the wild.

Our Recommended Gear and Outdoor Guides for the Wilderness Backpacker will cater to the whole lot of you: the overnighters who pray for Saturday, haul sirloins up the hill, and enjoy the bite of whisky round the campfire; the two-to-three day trekkers loaded up with 50 pounds, have a peak in mind, and like to get dirty; the families who teach survival and resilience by throwing their kids into the real thing; the thru-hikers who have decided that the wild is a necessary place to probe, to gain insight, and to make forever trail friends. We write for all of you, and everyone in between.

Explore Recommended Gear and Outdoor Guides for Wilderness Backpacker below!

Wilderness Backpacker Outdoor Guides

The Best Hiking Sandals of 2018

We highlight the best hiking sandals of 2018 after researching and testing. Open toe, closed toe, or finger-style? Find the perfect hiking sandal for you!

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The Best Hiking Boots of 2018

We highlight the best hiking boots of 2018 after researching and testing. Find the perfect lightweight, midweight, or heavyweight hiking boot for you!

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The Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers 2018

Treat your water right. The Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers goes deep on what type of filter you should buy, and why.

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The Best Backpacks for Backpacking and Hiking 2018

The Best Backpacks for Backpacking and Hiking is an current list of the best backpacks for the outdoors. We’ve tested, reviewed, and awarded this gear.

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The Best Rain Jacket for Backpacking and Hiking 2018

The Best Rain Jacket for Backpacking and Hiking is an current list of the best rain jackets for the outdoors. We’ve tested, reviewed, and awarded this gear.

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Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect wilderness backpacking gift? We’ve got you covered. Gifts for all budgets are sure to put a giant grin on your Backpacker’s face.

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How to Choose the Best Backpacking Stove For You

The best backpacking stove is situational. Figure out what stove is best for your wilderness experience, and learn a few things too!

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Sleeping Pad Guide

This sleeping pad guide helps you choose the best pad for you. Learn about different types of sleeping pads, R-Value and insulation, and how to patch a pad.

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Sleeping Bags and Backpacking Quilt Guide

The guide goes deep on camping sleeping bags, backpacking sleeping bags, and backpacking quilts. Learn about temperature rating, insulation, features, and more.

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Backpackers Guide to Synthetic Insulated Jackets

Ultimate guide to synthetic insulated jackets, the other puffy. Cheaper, more breathable, and better when wet than down, these jackets are pretty awesome.

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