Ready to hit the trail? You might be eager to get out and into the hinterlands, but is your gear all set? If it’s been a while since your backpacking equipment has seen light beyond the gear closet, it might be wise to inspect it and ensure that it’s ready to support you in the back of beyond—before you head out.
Here’s a list of resources that can help. These articles cover everything from performing annual maintenance checks to tips for keeping your gear running smoothly in the field, and even how to choose the right gear for a particular trip. If you haven’t been out already, we hope your first backpacking trip is right around the corner!
- How to Pack a Backpack
- Your Pre-Season Backpacking Gear Checklist
- Strengthening Your Mind for the Winter Backcountry
Updated. Originally Published April 21st, 2016.