Best Backpacking Water Containers – How to Choose

Water is obviously an essential part of life. It is crucial to have a way of easily carrying it and having access to it while on the trail. In some desert environments, it is necessary to carry multiple gallons of water per person and this might be an argument for having a larger backpack if…

Best Backpacking Pillow – How to Choose

The best backpacking pillow is constructed with durable materials and designed to keep your head elevated and centered throughout the night. They are lightweight, pack down small and most are surprisingly expensive. Some utilize down for warmth and have different methods of preventing the pillow from sliding during the night. Classification and Rating We classify…

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags – How to Choose

The best backpacking sleeping bags are rated by temperature, material, weight, and how well they pack down. Quality manufacturing is also of the utmost importance as cheap zippers and poor stitching can allow cold air to seep into a sleeping bag. If you aren’t planning on backpacking in cold environments, you can get by with…

Best Backpacking Tent – How to Choose

Tents come in all shapes and sizes. If you are wanting to do any series backpacking your Walmart special isn’t the right tent. This isn’t to say there aren’t affordable ways to backpack with a tent but typically you will get what you pay for. There are trade-offs when you decide to go cheap on…

Best Backpacking Backpack – How to Choose

Backpacks are obviously an essential piece of gear when setting off on a multi-day trip into the wilderness and you want the best backpacking backpack you can afford. This is one area where skimping on gear because of the price isn’t recommended. Backpacks need to be made of quality materials to hold up to rigorous…

Best Backpacking Gear – What’s In Our Packs

In many ways, our love of backpacking is why we are nomads. Certainly, it is an extension of our passion for exploration. While YOLOM (our truck camper) takes us to many beautiful places, some of the most beautiful can only be accessed on foot. Backpacking isn’t just about the destination though. It is about returning…