The Littlbug Blog
When it comes down to it, packing everything you need on your back is the simple definition of backpacking, but you hopefully knew that. In reality, as a backpacker, you have a bit of a split personality.
You're a hiker.
You're a camper.
You’re someone that packs their hiking gear and rugged camping equipment all on their back because you love spending time on the trail, and that’s the best way for you to do it.
For long distances.
In all kinds of weather!
Sometimes backpacking is not all sweetness and light. You might have sore feet, an empty stomach, a tired back, or all three! But that's okay. You power through it because you know the reward that is waiting.
What does being (or becoming) a backpacker really mean? It foretells that you need two strong skill sets if you want to become a competent backpacker:
- Multi-day hiking techniques to stay strong, warm, dry, hydrated, and not lost
- Camping skills along the trail, including how to provide shelter, food, water, safety, and comfort for yourself.
But there’s some good news…
Backpacking is fun!
You're a hiker, AND a camper, AND you're ready for anything.
Backpacking teaches you a lot of things, whether or not you expect it to. And we are here to teach even more!
A carefully packed backpacking pack, filled with everything you need for backpacking, and not an ounce of anything you don't, opens up vast horizons for you. And let us tell you, some of those horizons are simply breathtaking!
It's one of the most powerful things you can do. And our goal is for you to have the absolute best experience.
We are going to spend the next several months delving into all things backpacking. Whether it's great gear, fun adventures, what to pack or maybe even more important, what to leave out of your backpack! We want to share with you some of our best and worst adventures because, let's face, we all learn from mistakes too.
Which of your backpacking experiences has empowered you most in your life? Or if you are new to backpacking, what are experiences are you seeking?
The start of the new year is a time for goals, resolutions, and our favorite, planning this year’s outdoor adventures! Where will 2022 take you and your travel crew? Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or by yourself, we have a few suggestions for your next trip! These should definitely be on your bucket list [...]
We love the holiday season! The air is crisp, and the picturesque, frozen scenery take your breath away. Not to mention, it’s a wonderful time to spend time with your family. We’re feeling extra festive this holiday season, so we created our own special version of jingle bells. So bear with us and we hope [...]
Every year around Thanksgiving, we take some extra time to reflect on our many blessings and everything we’re thankful for. Family and friends is one of the biggest blessings in life. We’re grateful for all the moments we get to share with them and the cherished memories we create. Now that we’re getting into the [...]
If you’ve been hunting for some time, it’s likely that you already have an idea of what you need. If it is your first time, preparing a list of essentials is recommended, so you have all you need for a successful hunt. You might even need to invest in a guided hunting trip to have [...]
Disaster preparedness is something everyone should think about. No matter where you live, you have a chance of natural disasters happening. Having a disaster kit ready to go before a natural disaster can make a huge difference. In this article, we’ll be discussing key items to consider if you live in a flood-susceptible area.The most [...]
When we pack for a hiking trip to the backcountry, we’re sure to include all the necessities, while keeping our packs light. This is a great strategy to carry over to your disaster preparedness kit. Ultralight supplies make your disaster kit lighter and easier to transport if you ever need to be on the move. [...]
Backpacking is, without a doubt, a wonderful way to keep healthy and fit while also enjoying quality adventure and fun. It provides that connection to nature that us outdoor enthusiasts crave. The peace and calming effects nature provides can be so rejuvenating and inspiring. However, one needs to be prepared for each adventure as you enter into [...]
Nothing tastes better than a great meal made in the fresh air after a day hiking, biking, paddling, or simply enjoying the outdoors. If you are looking for ideas regarding some necessary items in your backpack to help ensure a great ‘dining’ experience, you need to check out 5 of our favorites. There are so many [...]
Are you feeling the tug of Mother Nature to get outside? Are you looking to have the best experience enjoying the outdoors this year? There are many different ways to enjoy nature during every season: winter, spring, summer or fall. We also recognize there are specific items that every backpacker needs to enjoy the outdoors [...]