Editors Note: This post was written by my partner, Billy. I’ve yet to go backpacking, mostly because the initial start-up cost of gear is significant. *However* his beginner’s experience taught me that backpacking is a lot more beginner-friendly than I had assumed, and I thought it was important (and helpful) for him to share it!Continue reading “Beginner’s guide to your first backpacking trip”
Outdoor gear is effing expensive. There’s almost no getting around it. Well, almost. Fear not, my fellow sticker-shocked outdoors beginners – there are ways to save some cash while gearing up.
Map created with Wanderlog, a travel planner on iOS and Android I can’t overstate just how enormous Yellowstone National Park is, which can make planning a trip a little intimidating. Things are so spread out that the park itself has full-service gas stations and grocery stores. There’s just SO much to see at this nationalContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to Yellowstone National Park”
Not to state the obvious, but it gets pretty freaking dark when you’re out in the woods. I’m a big advocate of using what you have, but if your phone’s flashlight is no longer cutting it for you, it could be time to get a headlamp or lantern. They’re way brighter and are a prettyContinue reading “The best headlamps, lanterns, and campground lighting for beginners”
Three days were not enough! Okay, it was wonderful and amazing and a blast, but I wanted to stay longer and/or come back immediately. Here’s how we spent three days in Grand Teton, plus what I would do differently.