My Struggle With Backpacking

I know all too well what it's like to crave an adventure while at the same time fearing the unknown. That fear locked me up inside, forced me to stay home, and as each summer passed, would haunt me to the point of personal disappointment and even embarrassment.  I wanted to go backpacking, chase the mountains, and hike as long as I could, but I simply didn't know where to start.

My lack of knowledge was crippling until one day I finally had enough of sitting around and decided to make a change.  

After just a few years, many mistakes, and even moments of thinking I'd never backpack ever again, I've found myself in a place where backpacking is now second nature and something I can't live without.

I've learned over the years is that backpacking is a simple activity, but we often overcomplicate it with gear obsessions and fears. With each blog post, podcast episode, and YouTube video, I'lll show you just how simple it can be!

Hi, My Name is Emory!

My name is Emory and I know from personal experience what it takes to backpack hunt, Thru Hike, and just relax for a weekend in the mountains.

Regardless of your experience level, I'm here to help you and I know I can help make your time in the backcountry better each and every time you head out.

I'll be here for you through it all.  I'll be a source of confidence, encouragement, and hopefully a laugh or two.

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger