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An Introduction to Bikepacking  - What you need for a sub 24 hour bikepacking trip in Northeast Ohio
June 11, 2024

An Introduction to Bikepacking - What you need for a sub 24 hour bikepacking trip in Northeast Ohio

What is bikepacking? A purest would claim that it is like backpacking but on two wheels. You, your bike, and the wilderness with only singletrack or gravel fire roads in front of you. It sounds lovely, but around here, it’s difficult to find those types of routes without driving to PA or WV. I highly recommend doing that, but there’s nothing like walking out your front door, getting in the saddle, and finding adventure nearby. In northeastern Ohio, we have to expand our definition a bit and incorporate a bit of bike touring into it as well.

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Exploring the Midwest
March 28, 2024

Exploring the Midwest

When it comes to outdoor adventures, the Midwest may not always be the first destination that comes to mind. However, this diverse region offers a wealth of opportunities for backpackers eager to explore its hidden gems. From rolling prairies to dense forests, tranquil lakeshores to rugged bluffs, the Midwest boasts a tapestry of landscapes just waiting to be discovered. In this blog post, we'll uncover the beauty and adventure that awaits backpackers in the heartland during the spring and summer months.

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Get Ready For Paddling Season
March 26, 2024

Get Ready For Paddling Season

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Northeast Ohio lies a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts – kayaking! Whether you're a seasoned paddler or a novice looking for a new adventure, the tranquil waters and scenic beauty of Northeast Ohio offer the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable kayaking experience. And at The Backpackers Shop, our mom and pop store dedicated to outdoor gear and exploration, we're excited to guide you through the wonders of kayaking in our beloved region.

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Backpacking Gear Checklist
September 19, 2023

Backpacking Gear Checklist

Learning the essentials to pack for an overnight trip in the wilderness can be a bit overwhelming when you are first getting into backpacking. This is a detailed checklist which includes both essential and optional equipment, gear, and clothing for your next adventure!

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Filtering Water in the Backcountry
September 19, 2023

Filtering Water in the Backcountry

Staying hydrated is an important aspect to enjoying your time in the wilderness. While many natural water sources may appear drinkable, they can contain harmful microorganisms. That's where water filtration comes in. In this post we will discuss the basics of water filtration and some of the different filter options available on the market.

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September 19, 2023

Staying Safe on the Water: Essential Kayaking Safety Equipment

Kayaking is an enjoyable activity for people of all ages and skill levels that allows you to explore a variety of waterways. However, prioritizing safety is critical to enjoying your time on the water. Equipping yourself with the right gear can mean the difference between a memorable adventure and a dangerous situation. In this blog post, we'll discuss the essential kayaking safety equipment that every paddler should have to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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September 19, 2023

Northeast Ohio: A Paddler’s Paradise

Northeast Ohio is a paddlers paradise, and offers a variety of waterways to explore. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a beginner, the area offers a variety of paddling opportunities for any skill level. Here are some of the best kayaking destinations Northeast Ohio has to offer!

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September 19, 2023

Kayaking Safety Requirements in the State of Ohio

Ohio has numerous paddling opportunities, but there are a few Ohio DNR regulations every kayaker venturing out should be aware of. This article is meant for informational purposes only, and is not a direct interpretation of the laws in the state.

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