Let's not make this backpacking thing so complicated. Backpacking is about getting out there, enjoying your time, and living simple for a period of time. All you need is some good knowledge, a desire to go, and the rest will fall into place.
My name is Emory and I live in SW Washington near Portland, Oregon. I served in the United States Marine Corps from 2002 to 2007, enjoy Big Game Hunting, and just plain old backpacking. By Land is a passion project of mine that I've been doing as a hobby since 2015. Since then, I've connected with people from around the world and introduced backpacking to a number of people in a way that has been positive and even motivated them take up the sport for themselves.
I want By Land to be a place where experts and novices alike can come to both teach and learn about the backcountry. Though I may have hopes and dreams of what this could become one day, I'd be happy enough if it were simply a community of people who love backpacking to places only your two feet can take you. Anything else is just gravy.
If you like what you see, please join my mailing list and introduce yourself. If there's anything I can do to help you on your journey into the wild, please let me know. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use this form below to contact me. I'm excited to hear from you!
I know from personal experience what it's like to desire a backpacking adventure, yet dread the discomfort that comes from having the wrong gear in the wrong conditions. By Land was created to help you have the best backpacking experience possible by simplifying the process. When you no longer worry about whether or not your gear will hold up or what gear to even take with you in the first place, you finally can begin to really enjoy your time in the field.
Whether your hunting, Thru Hiking, or out for a weekend trip, By Land takes the guesswork out by providing you with real stories of trial and error, honest gear reviews, lessons learned, and commentary on a number of topics. I love talking with people about hunting, backpacking, and gear, so please don't hesitate to reach out. I can't wait to meet you!