SEE THE VIDEO HERE! So guess what? It looks like my Camino plans might be back on track....for 2023.CAMINO MMXX BACKSTORY As long-time readers / viewers know, this whole Backcountry Pilgrim thing began as "Camino MMXX" - a blog / YouTube channel dedicated to my (and my cousin's!) preparation to walk the Camino de Santiago … Continue reading Camino MMXXIII?

How to Get a Permit to Backpack in Yosemite

Yes, You Need a Permit to Backpack in Yosemite Yosemite is an incredible place to backpack - and with over 750 miles of trail, you won't see many of its beautiful features without spending a night or two in the wilderness. Doing so, however, is not as easy as throwing on a pack and walking … Continue reading How to Get a Permit to Backpack in Yosemite

Go Bag Gear List

In conjunction with my Go Bag Video, here is a list to help you plan what packs to use and gear to bring as you create your EDC / Emergency bag system. Note that this is a additive modular system. It is assumed that items from the one bag will be added to items in … Continue reading Go Bag Gear List

Hiking / Backpacking Checklist

Planning for a short day hike or an overnight backpacking trip can be daunting and even seasoned packers can make mistakes. That's why most have developed a checklist to make sure they do it right. Gear apps like Lighterpack and GearGrams have checklists for this very reason. Here's my checklist to help get you started … Continue reading Hiking / Backpacking Checklist