I have been asked how I keep clean while backpacking. If you’re not already an experienced backpacker, you might not like my answer to this. Backpacking changes your standards for things like cleanliness and the quality of food. This change in your outlook on life is probably the biggest benefit of backpacking. Eventually you’ll come to appreciate being able to sit on the subway car no one else will ride in and you won’t mind so much when its leftovers night. You’ll marvel at the amount of time your more domesticated friends spend cleaning their homes. And you might not ever be asked to babysit. Continue reading
Cyrus asked me to suggest tents for claustrophobic backpackers. Cyrus will be attending my upcoming Intro to Backpacking event at Harriman State Park. It’s an even that I’m hosting with Hudson Valley Hikers, the largest outdoor Meetup group in the world. Cyrus asks:
What are the lightest tents and with the highest height? I need high heights as i get a little claustrophobic.
Christopher has asked me to suggest a lightweight but functional Backpacking Toiletry Kit. Christopher will be participating in my upcoming Intro to Backpacking event in Harriman State Park hosted with Hudson Valley Hikers. All members were required to ask a question ahead of time as a prerequisite to attending. Continue reading