Everything you need to get started

Backpacking

Backpacking is the ultimate way to disconnect and immerse yourself in nature. We have tons of resources to help you get out on the trail, from gear reviews and checklists, awesome recipes and backpacking meal ideas, and trip inspiration to help you plan your next adventure.

Megan and Michael wearing their backpacking packs. They are smiling and there are mountain peaks in the distance
We hiked the JMT for our honeymoon — that’s how much we love backpacking!
Megan and Michael wearing their backpacking packs. They are smiling and there are mountain peaks in the distance

Everything you need to get started

Backpacking

Backpacking is the ultimate way to disconnect and immerse yourself in nature. We have tons of resources to help you get out on the trail, from gear reviews and checklists, awesome recipes and backpacking meal ideas, and trip inspiration to help you plan your next adventure.

Michael sitting at the top of a mountain pass eating lunch

Backpacking Food Ideas

The ultimate resource on backpacking food including tons of great meal ideas, how many calories to pack, and more

Woman walking on a trail with a backpack. Wildflowers cover the mountainside.

Ultimate Backpacking Checklist

All the gear you need for a safe & comfortable backpacking trip

Megan is sitting on a rock cooking over a Jetboil backpacking stove

The Best Lightweight Backpacking Stoves

We tested and reviewed ten popular backpacking stoves to find the best one

Dehydrated risotto in a pot on top of a backpacking stove

Backpacking Cooking Gear

An overview of different backpacking kitchen setups to help you find the gear you need to cook tasty backcountry meals

An overhead view of a variety of backpacking water filter options

Best Backpacking Water Filters

Types of backpacking water filters and features with reviews of the best options

Megan is sitting on the ground and is reaching into a bear barrel

Bear Canisters for Backpacking

Learn about how to protect your food from bears using a bear canister

Download our Backpacking Checklist

Subscribe and get a free copy of our backpacking checklist to make packing for your next trip easy!

Backpacking gear laid out on the ground

Where to Buy Discounted Backpacking Gear

We know that gear can start to add up when you’re just getting started. We’ve compiled our favorite online gear shops where you can find great deals on backpacking gear!

Latest Backpacking Recipes

Hiking & Backpacking Destinations

If you’re looking for some trip inspiration, we have a number of trip reports and guides to get you started.