Magazine of wilderness travel offering practical "you can do it--here's how" advice to enjoy every trip. Filled with the best places, gear and information for all kinds of hiking and camping trips with fold-out maps and stunning color photography.
Backpacker publishes 9 issues a year in the months of March, April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct, November and Dec/Jan as a combined issue.
Backpacker magazine helps you get ready for your next outdoor adventure, while also inspiring you to start planning those once-in-a-lifetime camping and hiking trips you've dreamed about for years. From practical tips to motivating stories about major excursions, this magazine has everything the serious outdoor enthusiast needs and wants to know about hiking and backpacking. The primary focus is on out-of-the-way or unusual North American locations for backpacking and camping, but the magazine occasionally covers international trips and other human-powered outdoor activities, such as canoeing or cross-country skiing.
Whether you are a new camper or a backpacker with plenty of miles already behind you, you'll find plenty of interesting articles and columns in Backpacker magazine. Articles covering essential hiking and camping skills get you started quickly, while gear reviews help you keep up to date on the latest outdoor adventure technology. Taste-tested recipes make life on the trail more enjoyable, and advanced skill tips let you take your adventures to the next level.
The writing in Backpacker magazine is easy to understand and doesn't talk down to readers who are familiar with life in the backcountry. Articles are well researched, so you can rely on the information. Full-color photographs motivate and inspire you during the trip-planning phase, while detailed maps help you get an idea of the lay of the land before you go.
Whether you're interested in multi-day backcountry adventures or day hiking trips with a few friends, Backpacker magazine gives you the information you need to know to get on the trail and enjoy the wilderness.