Articles written by: Samarth Vasisht

Samarth Vasisht

I am a 19-year-old sophomore studying business and biology at UNC-Chapel Hill. I’m an avid fan of the outdoors and spend my weekends backpacking in the Blue Ridge, hiking in the woods around Chapel Hill, or just volunteering at the botanical gardens. I absolutely love being outside and sharing the beauty of nature with the people around me!

Winter Backpacking
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Winter Backpacking

by Samarth Vasisht Backpacking in the winter involves much more commitment than traditional three-season backpacking, primarily due to weather conditions and the challenges that come along with them. Changing your shelter options to handle colder temperatures and, especially, snow is the first issue of winter backpacking. Most retailers will break [...]

Ultralight Backpacking
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Ultralight Backpacking

by Samarth Vasisht  Ultralight backpacking is a branch of backpacking that has grown tremendously over the past 5 years, especially with the advent of new, lighter and stronger materials. Ultralight means a lot of different things to different people; but it’s important to keep in mind that staying “ultralight” is more [...]

Backpacking With Your Dog
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Backpacking With Your Dog

by Samarth Vasisht Anyone who has a dog understands the struggles that come along with taking a vacation. Finding a friend to watch over your dog or resorting to a kennel is never an easy or fun process to go through. Enjoying the outdoors with your dog is an easy [...]

Backpacking Checklists
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Backpacking Checklists

By Samarth Vasisht A checklist is a great way to ensure that you have everything that you need for your trip. I tend to be pretty organized, but it’s always nice to have something to check up on before you leave. Here are some checklists that you can use for [...]

Trip Planning 101
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Trip Planning 101

By Samarth Vasisht With planning a backpacking trip it is important to think about classic 5 “W’s”: Who: The first part of a trip is finding people to travel with! Find friends that have the same stamina as you and try to ensure that you have one person in your party [...]