Survival Skills

Finding Water: The Most Important Part Of Any Backpacking Trip

Finding Water: The Most Important Part Of Any Backpacking Trip

If you backpack at all then you know that finding/carrying drinkable water is always going to be your number one consideration. You need water to keep properly hydrated and you need water to cook food in most cases so being able to carry and or find this water will directly impact the length of your […]

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Racing the Planet: The Victims

Racing the Planet: The Victims

Some peoples thirst for adventure means they are always on the look out for the next adrenaline fueled activity or event. The event ‘Racing the Planet’ was something that caught my eye while looking for some new events our readers might be interested in. A lot of visitors that come to The Camping Trail are […]

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Bushcraft Camping for Beginners

Bushcraft Camping for Beginners

For those of you that love wild camping and getting out in the wilderness with minimal provisions then read the article below on bushcraft camping for beginners. For those of you that are not aware of what bushcraft is, it is all about surviving in a natural environment using certain skills. There are lots of skills that […]

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Klamath Basin Hiking And Backpacking Guide.

Klamath Basin Hiking And Backpacking Guide.

The Klamath Basin area located in Oregon offers a wide variety of wilderness activities throughout the year. Before the onset of winter you can get yourself involved in hiking and backpacking some really spectacular trails including the PCT or Pacific Crest Trail, or part thereof at least

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Hydropack Water Filter How Well Does It Work

Hydropack Water Filter How Well Does It Work

The Hydropack water filter is a recent introduction to a market that is already full of new innovation and very effective technologies all aiming to solve the problem of how to obtain a supply of drinking water. The hydorpack is not actually aimed at supplying you with a steady supply of water but more at […]

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Rules for surviving in the wild

Rules for surviving in the wild

Checklist before heading out into the woods! If i was you, id make sure you read through as many safety tips as possible. as you don’t want to be running into any trouble while your out there exploring. I know it isn’t as easy as saying do this and you will live… its follow these […]

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How To Use A Compass To Navigate

How To Use A Compass To Navigate

Do you know how to use a compass correctly? This sounds like a silly question but it is quite amazing how many people would say that they either don’t even carry a compass anymore or they have one but would have a lot of trouble using it correctly if they needed to. Sadly now that […]

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Drinking Water Safety While Backpacking

Drinking Water Safety While Backpacking

It is easy to forget your drinking water safety while you are out backpacking but doing so can have some nasty and potentially fatal consequences not to mention your trip might not be quite as fun as you anticipated. Most of us should already know that not all water we find while packing is going […]

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Foraging For Food While Camping

Foraging For Food While Camping

Here is a new idea to try next time you go camping, foraging for food. What a great idea to supplement your normal camp foods with food that you can find in the area you are camped in (one word of warning though,make sure it is legal to do so before you gather a few […]

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The Five Basic Survival Skills

The Five Basic Survival Skills

It doesn’t matter if you are a occasional hiker or an intrepid explorer there key elements to ensuring you stay alive if you find yourself in a situation that you thought you would never be in. The five basic survival skills could not only save your life but also that of your hiking partner and […]

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