How Backpacking has Enriched My Daily Life Table of Contents

I expected lightweight backpacking to be a hobby. Instead it has transformed me for the better.

I am super grateful that my boyfriend got me into lightweight backpacking. We met while working and living in Yosemite National Park. He is an Eagle Scout, a former EMT and a gear nut, so I greatly value his opinion about all things first aid, backpacking, and wilderness survival.

Tune in each day in October to learn how backpacking has enriched my daily life. To make it easier to follow this series, go ahead and bookmark this page now.

And if you’d like to know more about me, specifically my love for motocamping and how I got into backpacking, here’s My Story. 

Table of Contents:

Day 1 – Introduction (you are here)

Day 2 – Dehydrating Watermelon

Day 3 – An Ode to Tom Petty

Day 4 – How Backpacking Changed My Diet for the Better

Day 5 – UL (Ultra Light) Watercolor Kit

Day 6 – I Don’t Think I Look Dorky

Day 7 – Remembering to Stay Hydrated

Day 8 – Powdered Foods Use to Make Me Cringe

Day 9 – Wardrobe Overhaul

Day 10 – Happy Teeth

Day 11 – Growing Sprouts at Home

Day 12 – I Downsized My Possessions By 66%

Day 13 – Menstrual Cup (TMI)

Day 14 – The 10 Essentials Applied to Christmas Shoe Boxes 

Day 15 – Calorie-Dense Gluten Free Foods

Day 16 – Scared of the Dark

Day 17 – Be Prepared

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5 thoughts on “How Backpacking has Enriched My Daily Life Table of Contents”

  1. Elizabeth! Love this subject. As a fellow “gear head” as I’ve been called, I hope you will be talking about backpacking stoves. There are so many cool ones out there. The husband and I like to go out on off road rides and make a cup of tea in the wilderness with our little stoves.

    1. Hi Denise! Thanks for checking out my site. Thanks for the suggestion to talk about stoves. I will take that into consideration. I also love drinking tea. Typically I drink a tea pot a day and when I’m backpacking I like to pack a tea bag or two. It’s so peaceful sitting tea in nature. The perfect pairing.

  2. I am looking forward to what you share as I don’t know much about any kind of backpacking and how it could enrich your life.

    This is an intriguing topic.

    1. Hi Mom,
      Thank you for always being so supportive. Even when you aren’t familiar with all of my hobbies. It is my goal to not get too technical about backpacking during this series. I want to highlight the areas of lightweight backpacking that I love, without losing my non-backpacking readers. Let me know if I assume prior knowledge in future posts. take care,

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