I Like Backpacking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 111 People

    And Canoe-packing, Too

    My first serious wilderness trip was a 5-night canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area upper Minnesota, lower Canada. My sisters boyfriend wanted to go, she didn't.  So she told him about me (I had done a lot of car camping with my first wife) and I agreed. We used an...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy
    70+, M
    Feb 4, 2010

    South Manitou

     My trip was not super challenging or in a really remote area but it was my first backpacking trip. We went to South Manitou Island and it was so much fun. Personally my mistakes ended up being that I brought a little extra clothes than I needed and that I brought a little...
    ArtAmelia ArtAmelia
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2008

    First Serious Backpacking Trip.

                My first serious back packing trip as an adult was in the Grover Cleveland National Forest. I slowly lumbered up the side of Mount Kong, a foothill with ambition, one summer until I reached the summit on the southern...
    WonderWartHog WonderWartHog
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2009

    Retro Canvas Backpack For Trips

    I am backpacker, i love retro style canvas backpack. I buy an ideal and great acid canvas backpack at notlie for my Lijiang trips. The acid fading canvas backpack is equal parts rugged and stylish, attributes that respectively and fittingly. Zipper closure at two main compartment...
    lishi216 lishi216
    26-30, M
    Aug 25, 2012

    Cycling All Through Europe

    I had to retire early, I used to be an airline captain with KLM, and at 56 it was over. First, for at least two years, I missed flying, and more the whole life around it. The feeling to be free, to meet people. I always liked cycling, but than I bought a small shelter tent, and...
    piet6323 piet6323
    56-60, M
    Dec 14, 2011

    Backpacked Europe And Loved It

    It was a long while back, and I had been working for a while, and I just decided that I had to go to Europe before I was too old. So I quit a good job just before turning 30, and went to Europe for 3 months. It was awesome while it lasted. It opened my eyes to a lot of things...
    DeepForest DeepForest
    1 Response Oct 2, 2010

    Backpacking Or Canoe-packing, Or Car Camping Or Bike Touring - I Love Them All

    Through the 1960s my then wife and I did a lot of car camping. We did it mostly with a tent but some nights in the trailer. In 1973 a friend and I did a week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area - in a canoe of course. In 1974 my nephew and I did 2½ weeks in the Glacier Peak...
    70+, M
    Sep 15, 2010
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