How to pitch a backpacking tarp

A fast and simple guide to pitching a backpacking tarp tight and wrinkle-free every time.



Fording Water Safely

Some tips for fording water safely.


Selecting a great wilderness campsite

Staying safe, warm and dry in camp has as much to do with your shelter as where you pitch it. Here's some tips to help you find a great spot to spend the night when out in the backcountry.


Obtaining clean water in the backcountry without a filter.

A few simple tricks to help you get the cleanest and safest possible water from wilderness water sources, particularly if you don't carry a filter.