Hello all, and welcome to the Outdoor Insider Blog! On this blog we will talk about all issues related to backpacking, ultra light backpacking, day hiking, skiing and other outdoor hobbies. This blog will feature gear reviews, featured hikes all around the United States and the rest of the world, and many other topics. Whether you are a seasoned backpacking veteran with many thru hikes or other long distance routes under your belt, or a beginner who wants to get started in backpacking, this site will have something for you. In the future we hope to feature stories from hikers on long distance hiking trails such as the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail, so be sure to look out for those. Thank you for checking out this blog, and be sure to sign up for the rss feed to receive emailed updates.