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Latest posts by Emma Schroeder

Backpacking Hydration Tips

What should you do for drinking water while backpacking? It’s very difficult to carry all you’ll need and drinking directly from mountain lakes and streams can make you ill! In [...]

How to Stay Warm Backpacking Outdoors

Weather in the mountains can change on a whim, going from sunny to rainy and windy or from layers of clothes to t-shirts. Then, at night, the temperature really dives. [...]

Tips on How to Stay Safe While Backpacking

Venturing into the thick of the wild can spike the adrenaline and creativity and ease stress, but it can also be a little scary. We hope the following tips on [...]

Where to go for your First Backpack

If you’re a beginner backpacker and trying to plan where to go on your first backpacking trip, then this article will be of great help. Planning a safe route with [...]

How to Plan your First Backpack

In need of some help planning your first backpacking trip? If you’re a beginner backpacker and want to find out how to have a successful first backpacking adventure, then this [...]

Backcountry Cooking Tips and Recipes to Get the Best Experience

You’ve just finished a long day of hiking and set up camp when your stomach starts to rumble. Flashes of burgers, fries, pizza, a rice bowl, chicken salad, and sushi [...]

Backpacking By Emma Schroeder May 6, 2018

How to Poop in the Outdoors on a Backpacking Trip

Thinking you’re going to hold your poop for an entire backpacking trip? Sounds uncomfortable! But we get it. Excreting in the backcountry can be awkward the first few times, but [...]

Backcountry By Emma Schroeder May 3, 2018

Trail Etiquette When Exploring the Backcountry

Have you ever wondered about the general rules of a hiking trail? What if you see a horse rider? Do they have the right of way? What about when you’re [...]

Backcountry By Emma Schroeder April 25, 2018

Bear Safety On A Backpacking Trip

Imagine this: You’re happily meandering the trail when a bear crosses the path metres ahead. Your heart drops, and your body freezes in place. Seeing a bear so close is [...]

The Best Banff National Park Backcountry Campgrounds

One of the best ways to experience Banff National Park is to get away from the roads and crowds and go backpacking. The question is – which backcountry campgrounds are [...]