Be here now: Trekkers on the Heather-Maple Pass Loop, in the North Cascades, Washington.
(Photo by José Mandojana.)

Today, we're going to show you how to pack a better backpack, one with all the essentials you'll need for a day hike or jaunt around you...

andreaminarcek  – May 18, 2015

Be here now: Trekkers on the Heather-Maple Pass Loop, in the North Cascades, Washington.
(Photo by José Mandojana.)

Today, we’re going to show you how to pack a better backpack, one with all the essentials you’ll need for a day hike or jaunt around your campsite.

Check out our step-by-step video on the 10 key items to bring here.

And if you’re looking for more camping how-to’s…1. Read about our recent Camp Sunset adventure and cover story of the May 2015 issue!2. Learn how to wash dishes in camp the Leave No Trace way!3. Find the best hiking boot for you!4. Pick the perfect camping stove!

Happy travels!