Welcome to the Beginning Backpacker blog! Here you will find useful information to help you get started as a new backpacker.  The world of backpacking is big … very big.  There is so much information out there and, especially as a newbie, it can be difficult to find what you really need.  I became uber frustrated when I was planning my first backpacking trip.  I thought I could trust everything I read, but I quickly realized many sites were simply advertisements disguised as “information” or “reviews”.  And so many of the blogs I found had one or two posts about being a beginner, but that was about it.

With this blog, I hope to ease your entry into this new and exciting adventure in your life! Backpacking is amazing for so many reasons, and it can be accomplished by almost anyone regardless of age, experience, fitness level, etc. It can be intimidating at first – you have so much to learn! But when you think about it, backpacking is one of life’s simplest endeavours; it is walking.

Before you proceed, please take note of the features of this blog.  There is a glossary to help you with the terminology commonly used.  I also have recommendations for products and services I truly love and wholeheartedly believe in because I’ve used them personally.  There is a search feature to help you find the information you need, as well as categories and tags. Lastly, you can learn more about me by clicking the “About Liz” tab.

While you are poking around the blog, please also check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for additional information.  Happy trails!