Posted on 14 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
The spectacular scenery of the national parks in Wyoming makes for some breathtaking hiking and to make things a little easier for you there are some companies offering the experience of “llamaneering”. Now you can go backpacking without the backpack or at least you won’t be carrying the backpack. Llamas are now used as a freight service, meaning they carry all your heavy gear for you! Backcountry hiking in Wyoming with a Llama at your side will offer you the chance to explore some of the most scenic mountain trails without a heavy load, leaving you to relax.
Known for their endurance these beautiful creatures can carry heavy loads through mountain terrains, which leaves you to hike comfortably safe in the knowledge that your camping gear is being looked after by professionals.
This article from Deanna Cioppa explains all. Continue Reading
Posted on 08 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
The three B’s, backcountry backpacking basics are what you need to know if you are hiking through the wilderness and open country. There are certain rules and guidelines that will make sure you have a fun but more importantly safe trip.
We have found a perfect article at pennlive.com which sums up the key points when backpacking in the wilderness. Here they go through the seven principles of leave no trace. This is the ethics code you will need to follow when you head into the backcountry. Continue Reading
Posted on 06 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
When taking to the trail it is important that you go fully equipped especially if you are going for any length of time. There is no use going laden down with a load of heavy gear because you will either not get very far or the enjoyment will be taken out of it because you will be struggling with the weight. We have found an article on ultralight backpacking essentials that we think will of use to you when you are planning your next backpacking trip Continue Reading
Posted on 05 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
I think every backpacker and camper has at times wanted to give anything for just one decent meal while they are out in the backcountry. Well here are a few Camping Food Ideas that may just satisfy the gourmet in all of us, even better the following article by Pete Nelson deals with lightweight backpacking foods although you can easily adapt his suggestions to any form of camping.
Camping Food Ideas
Gotta love good food
For hard core backpackers pack weight is a serious game, especially in challenging and endurance-taxing terrain like the Adirondacks. Every pound you take on the trail is additional effort. Every extra handful of ounces somehow magnifies the inevitable crushing drain on personal will that, after an extended day with miles yet to go, can cause you to feel as Jacob Marley must have, shambling on through eternity. Continue Reading
Posted on 04 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Here is a quick video review by backpacking gear review on the Katadyn Hiker Microfilter.
As we all know its impossible to go long with out good clean water and this little filter sure seems like a good bit of gear so check out the Katadyn Hiker Microfilter and I hope it makes your next trip safer and more fun Continue Reading
Posted on 03 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
With a beautiful coastline and magnificent scenery, Hawaii is a wonderful place for which to camp. Camping in Hawaii is popular with surfers, however Hawaii offers something for everyone. If you prefer to have lots of facilities available to you there are some excellent spots which offer rest rooms, picnic tables and even play areas if you are taking the children. If you prefer something a little more isolated like we do then there are also some places that are more remote, although some are difficult to get to and you have to backpack to get there, the results are definitely worth it:)
Killeen Gonzalez from the contributor network at Yahoo explains in detail some of the popular places to camp in Hawaii. Continue Reading
Posted on 02 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
Historically backpacking was always seen as a past time that adults participated in, however more recently their has been an increase in numbers of people backpacking with kids. Taking your children backpacking is a wonderful way to introduce them to nature and help to impart a love of the outdoors.
Obviously if you are taking children backpacking, particulary very young children or babies, it does add a lot of added pressure logistically. Obviously you cannot expect a baby to carry its own gear, although there are some cute backpacks out there! You will need to think about a baby carrier and of course food, fluids and all the other stuff that comes with a baby, and from what I remember it was always twice as much as what you thought you would need Continue Reading
Posted on 29 June 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Finding Places Like This Is What Its All About
New adventures and new trails are what motivates most of us to go backpacking and exploring in the first place and so its always nice to find some new information on an area we may not have come across before.
Personally I prefer hiking and exploring new areas and I am always on the lookout for somewhere new so I can stretch my legs in some new country.
However exploring new areas demands that a little more care and preparation time be taken before you wander off into the wilderness, in this article by Roberta Codemo we get a rundown on the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois which promises to be a very nice new backpacking region to discover… Continue Reading
Posted on 27 June 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Want To Get Away From It All ? Here Are Some Great Ultralight Backpacking Tips
Ultralight Backpacking Tips
Here at the Camping Trail we love sharing great camping tips and in this case we are looking at some excellent Ultralight Backpacking Tips.
First off I guess we should be defining Ultralight backpacking as carrying everything you have on your back and being able to do this for a decent period of time no matter if you are traveling to another country or hiking into the backwoods along some new and wonderful trail. In this article by Brenda Yun we look at her list of Ultralight Backpacking Tips….. Continue Reading