Mastering Mail Drops for Backpacking and Bikepacking

Mail drops are a handy way to resupply during a backpacking or bikepacking trip when you can’t get what you need from stores. Here’s how to plan, pack, and mail them (and why you shouldn’t overuse them).

Scrambling: A Hiker’s Guide

Spice up your hiking with scrambling, a full-body puzzle promising total immersion in rugged landscapes.

6 Bear Hang Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

We all know it’s important to hang our food in bear country, but it’s not as simple as it sounds. Avoid these bear hang mistakes to keep your food, the bears, and future hikers safe.

Red tent at night by lake

12 Tips for Better Sleep While Backpacking

Tired of restless nights spent counting the hours until sunrise? Here are twelve trail-tested tips for sleeping better while backpacking or camping.

38 Tips for Staying Warm While Backpacking

It’s hard to enjoy the backcountry when you’re freezing your buns off. Here are all my best tips for staying warm while backpacking, even if you get cold as easily as I do.

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