Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

My friend chose to not put up his rain fly betting on the perfect weather to continue while enjoying the stars at night. During those five minutes of rain, he was a little more stressed as the risk of a wet sleeping bag had not been completely mitigated and he rushed back to the campground.… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Of course it has no side water holsters, or lid pocket, or hipbelt strap, but I think that all contributes to its low weight. For the water bottles I just use Platypus .5 liter and 1 liter flat style bottles, which you can fit in the main body of the pack on top of your… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

The Ozark Trail does not have permit, parking, or registration requirements for its trail sections. After Middle Fork, head into the 29-mile Karkaghne section, which mixes sweeping wetland prairies and ridge-lined valley views through the Sutton Bluff Recreation Area. I’ve carried it in bad weather, including rain and snow. Some days this bag was heavier… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

If things go well, you’ll gain lifelong memories of indescribable beauty and the satisfying sense of personal accomplishment. If things don’t go as planned, you still might have great memories of your time in the wilderness, but with the addition of new learning to apply on your next trip. I’ve shared what I think are… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

However, it took a pretty good beating and has held up. I drooled over all the lightweight packs from the major manufacturers for a few years. There’s no way I can justify paying five times more for something that might carry just as well. I plan to pick up another if/when this one wears out.… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

For me, planning campsites involves guesswork and looking at topographical maps. I cut post-it notes into strips and stick them to the map where I think we might camp. I move them around while planning, sometimes even after ozark trail backpack changes are made while on the trail. I sometimes enjoy not knowing exactly where… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

I’d have 3 days to sample them all before setting off into the Ozarks. Comfy and roomy pants or shorts are best (hopefully with pockets, so kids can carry their own snacks and trash). Most kids will do fine with sneakers on short hikes. Once your family is hiking distances on a regular basis, invest… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

I use it as a day pack when doing multi-day hikes. It’s light enough that I don’t mind putting it in my backpack and it takes up almost no space at all. And on summit day, I sure am glad I have a daypack! While this pack won’t work for everyone, it’s a practical size… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Water sources like rivers and streams may only be available seasonally. OT maps are a great resource to help identify places where you can access water. Bring enough water for your trip or a way to purify water to make it safe to drink. Many of the creeks and streams look crystal clear, but ozark… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

I did have a few inches along the edge for some clothes, a water bottle, and a headlamp, but that could have been made wider with a narrower sleeping pad. Having a separate rain fly for a 2- or 3- person tent makes sense because multiple people can split up the weight a little easier… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible