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Camping, Hiking, Winter Activities

Cold Weather Backpacking

And with snow accumulating to around an inch, it was suddenly winter in Maine. I watched with envy this year as people concluded their Appalachian Trail thru-hikes, some as early as August,...

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Camping, Hiking, Weekly Parsha

Sukkot 5780

An Excellent Holiday Entrypoint for Wilderness Backpacking, and to Learn about the Holiday You shall dwell in booths seven days; all citizens of Israel shall dwell in booths; so that your...

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Hiking

Accessible Wilderness

I follow an Appalachian Trail group on Facebook, and a few days ago, there was a post from a wheelchair-bound young man who was angrily saying that he was going to thru-hike the trail....

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Camping, Hiking, Weekly Parsha

Backpacking with Children

I was reading a piece by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks about priorities as related to Parsha Matot-Masei, where he cites Rashi’s commentary on Numbers 32:16. Moshe reorders the priorities in...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Hiking, News

Water Crossings

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was started well before the tragic drowning and ensuing images of the father and daughter who perished crossing the Rio Grande. We will translate this...

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Hiking, Trail Recipes

Tasty Bite: Kosher, Vegetarian, Trail Perfect Brand

I couldn’t have done the John Muir Trail without Tasty Bite. I’ve done long hikes with nothing but Tradition Soup, canned salmon, and tuna packets, and that’s no way to...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Hiking, News

Memorial Day Weekend in Gulf Hagas

In a year's time, Memorial Day will come around. New names will be on our lists that we read. The war rages on, little changes. And that's how life is between Memorial Days, even...

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Camping, Hiking

Lag B’Omer: The Perfect Wilderness Holiday

Let’s face it, most of the fun parts of the Lag B’Omer holiday are rooted in the aggagic stories concerning the origin of Kabbalah. If, like me, Kabbalah plays little to no...

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Camping, Hiking, International Travel

The Israel National Trail

In honor of Yom Ha’Atzma’ut this week, The Kosher Backpacker is proud to present an overview guide and listing of resources to the Israel National Trail, or שביל...

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Camping, Hiking, Travel

Our Guide to a Wilderness Passover

We cover some of this in our book, The Kosher Backpacker, but as Pesach starts Friday night, there may be Jewish thru-hikers out there, or people availing themselves of spring break from...

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