Information on minimum impact camping & hiking & how to enjoy the outdoors without causing damage.
Use a fire pan to minimize the impacts of fire.
All soaps can contaminate water sources.
Gear & clothing to blend into the outdoor environment & repel biting insects.
Our footprints can damage dune grasses.
Walk below the high water mark to reduce footprints.
How to hike on muddy trails to prevent trail erosion.
Zig-zag trails up hills or mountains help to prevent erosion.
Tin foil really doesn't burn completely in fire.
Make the outdoors a better place to recreate thru volunteering & low impact camping.
Pollution from fireworks creates an unnecessary risk to our personal and environmental health.
Ways to prevent damage from ropes to trees.
Help reverse human impacts in nature.
Backpacking & hiking skills directory organized into categories.
Good guide on how to find ideal campsites
Lighten your pack load.
Camp shoes for backpacking
Outdoor recreation safety.
Bear safety information and techniques.
Protect your food from bears and other animals when backpacking.
Wilderness and outdoor survival information.
7 wilderness survival priorities
A positive state of mind is the key to survival in an outdoor emergency.
How to use a compass, read maps, etc.
Outdoor activity on the 3 keys of navigation.
Issues that Affect the Backcountry
We need to be aware of the many issues that affect the Backcountry.
Outdoor and nature education resources and links.
Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Associations
Directory of outdoor recreation organizations.
Information on wilderness, the Wilderness Act, and federally designated Wilderness.
Outdoor Photography Tips
Links to tips for photographing nature.
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Backcountry Attitude last updated on 7/8/23