If you walking a trail without camping gear then ideally you should be carrying no more than 10% of your body weight. If you are going on a multi-day backpacking trip with a full loadout then try to aim for no more than 15% of your body weight.

Keeping your…

In my opinion, hiking and backpacking is not a sport (unless you are entering a walking competition such as Race to the Kings). If you are comparing your pace or endurance against others then I personally feel that you are missing the point.

For me, walking gives me the opportunity…

Julia Doherty

Get outside, Get Inspired, Go Take a Hike. Founder of Adventure Geek Walking Club. Blogs about gear, hiking, backpacking, and walking.

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