Create Your Own Adventure! The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking


Gear can be overwhelming!

Where do I Start?

A friend of mine and follower of this blog recently reached out to me to ask if I had advice for getting started in hiking/backpacking. He wanted to know if I had considered publishing some articles as a “Getting Started Guide.” I hadn’t really considered it, but thought it was a great idea.

Knowing what to bring on your first wilderness trek can be extremely overwhelming. I’ve been doing this for twenty years and have had the privilege of a very outdoorsy father to help me learn the art of the outdoors. So keep an eye out for the next series on getting started in the outdoors to be published in the coming weeks.

If you have other ideas, questions, or articles you would like to see, email me at

9 thoughts on “Create Your Own Adventure! The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking

  1. The best teachers, themselves, never stop learning.

    We would be interested to get your take on protection in the outdoors. We don’t live in bear country, but over the last ten or so years there have been several mountain lion sightings in our area. Three come to mind that were confirmed by either a capture or a carcass. We carry UDAP bear spray when in bear country, but I’m not sure how well this would work on mountain lions. This topic came up on a recent family hike.

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