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Beginner Backpacker

Beginner Backpacker

The world is yours for the taking. Where will you backpack to next?

  • Holly Wilkins
    Published 16 days ago
    Why I find bicycle touring the best way to travel

    Why I find bicycle touring the best way to travel

    Before setting off on my bicycle tour around the world, I knew I wanted to go travelling. I didn’t really think about the method, I imagined I would just pack a backpack and catch a flight somewhere. The rest would figure itself out along the way. I had done small trips before my grand idea; six weeks in Kenya & Tanzania, three weeks in Thailand and city-hopping in Europe. Despite the amazing memories, I did remember the 13-hour bus rides along bumpy roads, whizzing past small towns & villages to get to the cities or the next tourist destination.
  • Gabriel Anthony
    Published 16 days ago
    How to pack for a vacation in Oman

    How to pack for a vacation in Oman

    When visiting a nation such as Oman, whether, on recreational or business travel, it is necessary to take a moment to plan what you will be taking with you. Given that the nation has a rich cultural history, a strongly religious society, as well as extreme weather, being prepared, is always key.
  • Kate Nitzschke
    Published 20 days ago
    How I Got the Nerve to Go Backpacking Alone

    How I Got the Nerve to Go Backpacking Alone

    Doing anything alone is hard for a lot of people - we are social creatures, even us introverts, so it takes courage to decide to be alone. Only, doing something by ourselves is the biggest test of our resolve. We face the opinions of other people - expressions of concern, lack of encouragement, or intimidating expectation of success. Yet the more times we do something alone, the more we practice putting our foot down and doing what is the best for us. This is what I did on my first time backpacking alone. The results were exhilarating.
  • Kate Nitzschke
    Published about a month ago
    The "Must Laminate" Packing List For Backpacking

    The "Must Laminate" Packing List For Backpacking

    Everyone has their own packing lists. My friend, Bella, even laminated each of hers for different seasons and trips. Go Bella! My packing lists have changed many times. There’s packing for basic backpacking, which is essentially overnight hiking. Then there are things I’ll bring bike-packing, overnight canoeing, and even to a cabin that I won’t need all the time. Below are my must-haves, no matter what trip it is. Keep in mind that winter camping is much more nuanced than summer, because everything takes more effort and mindfulness in the cold weather. Plan ahead by going with someone experienced no matter what for your first few times. Then go solo when you feel safe and have your systems dialed.
  • Kate Nitzschke
    Published about a month ago
    How to Buy Gear Inexpensively As A Beginner Backpacker

    How to Buy Gear Inexpensively As A Beginner Backpacker

    Find Credible Brands That Will Last There are many credible brands out there that will last for years. I encourage you to invest in these brands, rather than the cheap alternatives. Different brands will usually specify in a few key items, so I will break this down for you in this section. With each of these items it is super important to check out their return, replacement and refund policies. We’ll start with finding a backpack, sleeping pad, and a stove.
  • Lynda Arbon
    Published 2 months ago
    Tools You Need to Carry For Ensuring a Safe Camping

    Tools You Need to Carry For Ensuring a Safe Camping

    Nothing can be as rejuvenating as the experience of camping. It is one of the best ways to connect with nature and also discover more about yourself. Several research have shown that an outdoor activity like camping decreases depressive thoughts tremendously.
  • Sheena Negi
    Published 2 months ago
    Beas Kund Trek through valleys

    Beas Kund Trek through valleys

    The excursion began from Bangalore where a group of 22 people from different backgrounds had gathered up their packs for an endeavor to the strong Himalayas. It was a train ride to New Delhi and from that point we took a long burdensome excursion from Delhi to Manali, a delightful beautiful city situated in the lower regions of the powerful Himalayas. We stopped for the evening and just because I saw the powerful Himalayas from such short proximity. Despite the fact that I have been to Missourie and other slope stations as well yet had seen the cold tops through telescopes as it were. I was energized that we were setting off to these and minimal frightened as well. This time these mountains were truly close and their generosity was alarming. The beas kund trek is a rather thrill seeking activity in the region
  • Sheena Negi
    Published 2 months ago
    Hampta Pass :The trekking experience

    Hampta Pass :The trekking experience

    My telephone blared and the message read 'You weren't destined to simply to take care of tabs and pass on'. Simultaneously got call from my companion to join for , Hampta pass journey chomped by movement bug and roused by the above message said YES to him without even batting an eye. You won't perceive any issue while saying indeed, yet issue emerges when you need to take the authorization of guardians. By one way or another got my folks' authorization and begun my groundwork for 9 days in length excursion to Manali.
  • Dan Pittman
    Published 2 months ago
    The 5 Days of Kilimanjaro

    The 5 Days of Kilimanjaro

    I reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 6:48 AM on July 7, 2016. The sun emerged over the convexed horizon as my labored breaths and pounding heart powered my body to the peak. In one moment, five days’ efforts came to an apex of adrenaline and pure exhilaration. There I was, about 11,000 feet closer to the sun than I had ever been before (the summit is 19,341 feet in elevation). I swear I could hear the Earth creak like a medieval drawbridge, rotating under its own weight.