Preparedness for the West Coast Trail hike is essential. Hikers need a packing list of the right gear, and enough food and water purification tablets to last up to a week.
Author Archive | Brooke
The real benefit of passport covers has been something I’ve questioned over the years. Would I recommend them to HPL readers?
I needed a backpack to carry my tech essentials so I could work on the road, and the PacSafe Camsafe V25 became that bag. Get more info in this review.
I was so wrong. It is WAY more than just simple walking. If someone had created this Camino de Santiago packing list for me I would have had a few less days of pain and suffering.
Most airlines will allow your carry-on luggage plus one personal item in the cabin. Do you know which items make the best personal items, and for which airlines they work?
I’m going to the UK this summer for 5 weeks and I am thinking about buying a 33L backpack. Am I going overboard in thinking I can do 33L?
Do you pack duct tape? This post covers why you should consider it. As the saying goes: If it can’t be fixed with duct tape, you’re not using enough duct tape.
We always recommend packing items that you love, but packing smaller, lighter and smarter means you need to pack with purpose. Dresses on packing lists may not be the best option.
That little “what-if” voice can do some serious damage to well-thought-out packing lists. Get some tips for calming that inner worried mom voice and pack your best.
A reader recently asked me what my preferred backpack is these days, and I didn’t even hesitate before responding with this bag.