So, you’re planning a backpacking trip. You’ve checked your gear, you’ve packed your backpack, and now… you have to buy food. This mission can feel daunting. How do you plan your meals? What if you don’t bring enough food? How much do you need to eat on the trail? There are a lot of challenging questions … More Simplifying Food on a Backpacking Trip
I get asked a lot of questions about gear. I have a few friends who are just getting into the outdoorsy side of life, and lately their questions have had me thinking about what I wish I had known when I was a brand new starry-eyed backpacker, completely clueless about what would actually happen when I … More Backpacking Gear: What Should You Invest Your Money In?
I’ve spent a lot of time in remote regions far, far away from medical resources– whether sailing 250 miles offshore or backpacking the southernmost trail in the world. I’ve had a few backcountry injuries and illnesses myself, but overall I’ve been pretty fortunate, although I’ve wished I had more medical knowledge. What if something really went … More Should You Take a Wilderness First Responder Course?
In, February, I spent three weeks in San Carlos de Bariloche, a gorgeous mountain town in Argentina’s Lake District. Bariloche has an incredible amount of activities, all accessible from the city center: kayaking, SUP, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. Pro tip: it’s also famous for its chocolate and has incredible ice cream. If … More San Carlos de Bariloche
Have you ever, in the quest to pack light, left behind some of your favorite things? Telling yourself you don’t need it, it’s ridiculous, you removed your iPod and slippers from consideration and took off into the Great Unknown freed from those unnecessary luxuries. Well, I know I’ve done that. And I know I’ve regretted it. While … More Packing for a Backpacking Trip, part II: Ridiculous vs Ridiculously Necessary
The first backpacking trip I ever took was short. Which is a good thing. For 3 nights and 4 days of front-country hiking, I stuffed my pack until it was bursting at the seams and strapped it to myself. As you can probably guess, that wasn’t the wisest idea. Here are a few mistakes I made: Packing cotton: … More Tips for Beginners on Packing for a Backpacking Trip
Laguna Torre at the base of Cerro Torre Parque Nacional los Glaciares, Zona Norte El Chaltén, Argentina
Dear readers: we have gotten pretty far behind on our blog posts. But that’s because we’ve been having lots of adventures– experiences that we swear we will share with you whenever the stars align to provide internet access. Last week, we finished our sailing trip up the Chilean coast. It was incredible! But before we … More Torres del Paine
Following in the steps of the Tres Chicas Locas, we have inscribed our the values that give rise to our goals while we’re traveling in South America. 1. Open eyes. View people and places with a fresh and insightful perspective. Be inquisitive; ask questions; learn about the place where you are. Remember that every place … More Guiding Principles and Intentions
As ya’ll know, we kicked the Dientes Circuit in the butt last week (in other words, we hiked it and it kicked our sorry asses). What you don’t know is that it was crazy beautiful, because we haven’t had an internet connection even halfway decent enough to share photos. But currently, we are staying in … More Photos from the Dientes