I thought it would be helpful to collect all of my resources in one place for your backpacking needs. This is a dynamic page that will keep growing as I learn more. Bookmark it and use it as a reference whenever you need. Enjoy!
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PRODUCTS I USE
Check out my dedicated gear page for everything I use for backpacking.
Sometimes the easiest decision is the one where you're not overwhelmed by options. I don't think you need to make major gear purchases for your first few backpacking trips. Rent gear, try backpacking, then see what the next decision is. Until then, check out these two companies making rental gear a possibility.
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INSPIRING WOMEN-FOCUSED OUTDOOR MEDIA
For the aspiring outdoors woman, there are some amazing digital and physical publications out there featuring women as heroine. Check out some of my favorites.
WOMEN-LED GUIDING SERVICES
It's a wholly unique and encouraging experience to go on a guided trips lead by women. I'm a huge fan of the women behind these companies. If you want someone else to plan your trip for you, check out the options below.
BLOGS & PODCASTS
There are a ton of resources out there on the web, some are excellent but sadly, most will make you dizzy. Below are some websites that provide some great information, organized in a way that's easy to follow.
PLACES TO GET GEAR
When it's that time to buy gear, who do you turn to? These are my go-to sites for purchasing gear when I need it. If you use the affiliate links below, you support Snowqueen & Scout at no cost to you. You win, I win! Win-win!
Hipmunk - My all-time favorite website for booking flights, car rental, hotels, etc.
Check out these blogs dedicated to camping/backpacking food. The info you'll find ranges from sample menus to awesome tips like making kale flakes to add extra nutrients to your meals.
INSPIRING BOOKS & FILMS
If you're looking for inspiration of (mostly) women who have hiked in search of finding themselves, check out any of these below. They're fantastic reads and films.
DIVERSITY IN THE OUTDOORS
The future of the outdoors sits with those who love and care about the wilderness. We need to make sure our future generations include everyone. Below are some groups who are engaging and growing their respective communities, and raising awareness around issues of diversity in the outdoors.