Top 5 Backpacking Tips Contest

*** Winners Announced! ***

During the contest entry period, we received several excellent entries, each with 5 great backpacking tips! 

To all of the people who took time to send in your tips and enter the contest, we say, "Thank you so much!"

Your inspiring collection of top backpacking tips will be permanently archived here on this page so future visitors to this site can enjoy them, too. You can read all of the top backpacking tips at the bottom of this page.

Here are our two prize winners:

The two collections of 5 backpacking tips each were judged most compelling andeach have won a valuable prize, which we will send to the winners from Hi-Tec.

GRAND PRIZE - Hi-Tec Boots: The Essentials... Out and Away by Michal, Cloudcroft, NM

RUNNER UP - Hi-Tec Shell: Sage Wisdom for Backpackers Who Prefer Not to Learn the Hard Way by Gabrielle Garrett, Scotts Valley, CA

Congratulations to both of our prize winners and thanks again to everyone who entered your Top 5 Backpacking Tips in the contest!


Contest Entries

Click below to see contest entries from other visitors to this page...

D-List for Dreamy Backpacking 

My Top 5 Backpacking Tips Are:

1. D-Feet: In order to enjoy the simplist or most challenging walk, the feet must be in shape and well fitted for …...

Frank's 5ive Faves. 

My Top 5 Backpacking Tips Are:

#5 - Learn alternate ways to navigate. GPS units fail, maps get wet, compasses break, batteries become exhausted, …...

The Essentials... Out and Away 

My Top 5 Backpacking Tips Are:

1. Know Yourself: Skills and Limitations. It is nice to rely on gear, guides and guesses, but in the end, it comes …...

Sage Wisdom for Backpackers Who Prefer Not to Learn the Hard Way 

My Top 5 Backpacking Tips Are:

1. Choose your hike wisely. Who is going and what is your primary objective? If you are not conditioned for a long …...

5 Backpacking Tips from a New Hiker 

Before 2010, I had not backpacked a single step. Now I've packed over 100 miles including a 9 day 54 mile trip with my son & his Scout Troop! Woo Hoo! …...

Ain't No Mountain High Enough 

My Top 5 Backpacking Tips Are:

1. Snacks! They are a must have for any backpacking trip. Nuts, Granola, Crackers, and Peanut Butter are all great …...

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