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

Backpackers Guide to Headlamps

Comprehensive guide to that which lets us see — headlamps! Demystifying, scientific, hilarious. Includes misconceptions about lumens and battery life, too.

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Backpackers Guide to Fleece Jackets

Comprehensive guide to the layer that keeps us cozy — fleece jackets! Demystifying, scientific, hilarious. An Outdoor Guide for the ages.

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Backpackers Guide to Online Outdoor Retailers

Don’t know where to get your gear? Our epic guide to online outdoor retailers covers every important retailer on the web.

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Backpackers Guide to Backpacks

Comprehensive guide to the object that lets us carry stuff — backpacks! Demystifying, scientific, hilarious. An Outdoor Guide for the ages.

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Backpackers Guide to Down Jackets

Comprehensive guide to the layer that keeps us toasty and puffy — down jackets. Demystifying, scientific, hilarious. An Outdoor Guide for the ages.

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