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Take your next trip off the beaten path into undisturbed wilderness. Browse trip planners and critical information you need to plan your backcountry trip, including what to bring, permit information, sites to see, maps, camping information, and more.

Choosing a Sleeping Bag for Camping
Ok, so you want to go camping and you need a sleeping bag. Before you head out into the wilderness, you should consider some important questions.

Camping Check List
Before you head out on your next camping adventure, make sure you have these essential items for a fun and safe experience.

A Guide to Fastpacking
For years, a trend in backpacking has been gaining popularity and respect in the outdoorsman community. It's called fastpacking and can most easily be described as running with the lightest pack possible. Sound intense? It is.

Items You Don't Need When Backcountry Camping

Okay, so you have what you need to survive a backcountry trip and more than likely have included some things you find important. Well before you hit the trails, check out the top five items you think you need but can actually leave at home:

Items You Need When Backcountry Camping
If you aren't a seasoned outdoorsman, you may find it trickier than you thought to pack for a camping excursion. You start with the basics (tent and sleeping bag) and before you know it, you have loaded the car with way more than you will ever use. It is crucial to remember that when backcountry camping you must carry out whatever you carried in. Before you load up on your favorite snacks, books,…

Five Things to Do When Lost in the Wilderness
Being prepared is the best way to ensure you come out alive and healthy.

Grand Canyon Backcountry Permit Info
If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than in developed campgrounds on the North Rim, South Rim, or Tuweep, you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center.

Glacier National Park Backcountry Camping
Glacier National Park Backcountry information, including campground availability, trail status reports, and more.

Shenandoah Backcountry and Wilderness Camping
Information on preparing for your Shenandoah backcountry trip, wilderness, campgrounds, the appalachian trail, hiking, and safety.

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Yellowstone Backcountry Camping & Hiking
Yellowstone has a designated backcountry campsite system, and a Backcountry Use Permit is required for all overnight stays. Each designated

Bear Safety Tips
Bear safety tips, including how to tell a black bear from a grizzly bear, how to minimize chances of an encounter in a campground or in the backcountry, and what to do if you encounter a bear.

Best Family Tents for Camping
There are plenty of tents out there to choose from, ranging in comfort levels, size, durability, and cost. Check out the top picks and get ready for an awesome vacation!

Choosing a Sleeping Bag for Backpacking
For those looking to explore the backcountry, you’re going to need more than just a standard sleeping bag. Since you will be hiking in and out of your destination, you’re going to want one that is light-weight, warm, and comfortable.

Create Your Own Wilderness First Aid Kit
Having a first aid kit when you are hiking or backcountry camping is essential. But you don’t have to dig deep in your pocket for a great kit. In fact, you probably have a lot of the items you need sitting in your medicine cabinet.

How to Choose the Right Hiking Boots
Making sure you’re wearing the right footwear will give you the support you need and comfort along the way.

Choosing the Right Sleeping Bag
There are many options to consider when picking a sleeping bag, from how heavy it will be to carry to the material it is made from. To help you determine what is right for you, check out these tips.

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