As a new hiker, one of the first things you need to know is how to pack a hiking backpack. You’ll soon find that getting packed up and ready to go is probably one of the most important aspects of your upcoming journey as missing an important item can quickly place a pall over an entire trip.
Hiking is a free exercise alternative that can provide you with a number of health benefits, no matter your starting level of fitness or activity. If you’re looking to get healthier without spending hundreds of dollars to join a gym, hiking can be a great option for you.
When tarp camping bugs are often a serious problem. Between mosquitoes, spiders and ticks, you'll need to find a way to keep yourself from becoming bug food. Without some kind of protection, you'll end up with dozens of bug bites when you wake up in the morning, or you might not be able to sleep at all if they're biting you the entire night.
I've listed 25 different tarp shelter designs to help you get started. Each configuration has its pros and cons and there isn't really a perfect design for all occasions. You'll have to chose the right one depending on your situation or you could just try them all out to test your bushcraft tarp setup skills.