๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡Gear I use on the Trail๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ
Osprey Atmos 65L AG:
Six Moons Designs Lunar Solo Tent:
NeoAir Xlite Pad (Long):
Nemo Disco 15:
Stanco Grease Pot:
BRS Gas Outdoor Camping Stove:
The North Face Down Jacket (700 Fill):
Buff Headwear:
Altra Lone Peak 4.0s (Menโ€™s):

๐Ÿ“ธMy Camera Gear:๐Ÿ“ธ
Canon M50 Camera:
RavPower 20,100 mAh Power Bank:

Jeremiah shares 5 beginner mistakes to avoid when hiking and backpacking. The goal of this video is to make your life easier on trail.

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  1. Adirondaddict on July 21, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Great video! One thing I learned early on was to do my research before going out. It helps with the biting off more than you can chew.

  2. Ardoc Productions on July 21, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Amazing shot mate! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  3. Washington Mike on July 21, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    I think one of my biggest rookie mistakes was to go out hiking and not allowing enough time to realistically complete the distance. An example: I set out on a loop hike that I planned 4 hours for and needed to get back to my vehicle before dark…..oops – 5 hours later and no headlamp taught me to plan better.

  4. Gone Feral With Squidly on July 21, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Iโ€™ve been doing this since 1993 and I still overpack food. How do people get to the car with no extra food and no missed meals? In 26 years I still havenโ€™t learned.

  5. Renita Stringer on July 21, 2020 at 7:58 pm


  6. B3 Outdoors on July 21, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Packing in water specifically for dehydrated meals. Kinda defeated the purpose. Lol

  7. Sean Schultz on July 21, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Great informative tips!!! Keep up the great work Jeremiah!!! Great videos!!!

  8. Kelby & Adam - Our Life through a lens on July 21, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Have and still do make sooo many of these mistakes……awesome video

  9. A Traveling Addict on July 21, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    First and only once mistake… not taking enough water! Now I carry a filter where I can get water anywhere I can find it.

  10. jane freeman on July 21, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    For a thru hike I spent over a year planning and gram counting my way to a pinnacle of ultralight ….. and then I started out with WAY too much food. Totally defeated the ultralight purpose! ๐Ÿ˜‚.

    I also started out with minimalist sandals. I had been toughening my feet barefoot running for a couple of years. The sandals had Velcro straps and the first few days were muddy up to the calves and clogged the Velcro and they wouldnt stay closed, then little stones in the rivers and roads, then with the added weight even though ultralight together with long hours I started to get a stress fracture so thank goodness for the added cush of Altra Lone Peaks, Superiors or Timps!

  11. Rogue Life on July 21, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve watched so many videos probably one thousand or more I’m not sure if I could make a mistake, lol. My times coming thou.

  12. 2laughandlaugh on July 21, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Cotton cotton cotton…..I learned fast that cotton soaks up sweat like a sponge. I think my socks are still drying out 3 weeks later.

  13. City 2 Country on July 21, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Noted & check โœ”

  14. Krista B on July 21, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Not so much my mistake as my parents mistake but when I was 11 or 12 my parents took me on a hike that ended up being 11 miles, I was wearing good tennis shoes and it was flat but man I was so put off my the whole experience I never wanted to camp ever again. Iโ€™m only just now getting interested in it again

  15. Jason Maddison on July 21, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    my biggest mistake was forgetting my heart tablets …….

  16. VENTURE on July 21, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    One of the biggest mistakes as a beginner was wearing skinny jeans while hiking … not a good idea lol

  17. fogeshan on July 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Cotton socks, paired with boots I had bought just the day before, resulted in blisters about 7km into my first "proper" hike. Now I wear synthetic socks and trail runners

  18. eXplorer on July 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Very good clip!

  19. marc sorensen on July 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    a large knife and binoculars….never needed either

  20. Shredding This Adventure on July 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Awesome video man! I have a few survival videos on my channel too, check them out and let me know what you guys think ๐Ÿ’™

  21. Inkblots-Life on July 21, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    More great stuff man ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฒโœŒ๐Ÿผ

  22. Smokeybeesnatural on July 21, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Good advice buddy! I had the shoe size mistake and bruised a toenail. Almost losing a nail is not fun!

  23. Kirk Hermary on July 21, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Great video man! A mistake I made was hiking up a mountain in a Tshirt. Some cold weather rolled in and it went from a nice spring day to below freezing with snow. I got very cold!

  24. Frank Chandler on July 21, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Make sure the boots fit properly. Too loose or too big is as bad as too tight, maybe worse.

  25. Hiking with Yowie - Appalachian Trail 2021 on July 21, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Great video…One of my biggest mistakes as I brought two of everything in case the first one didnโ€™t work like two stoves two sleeping pads extra blanket case I get cold 40 pounds later I learn quickly

  26. Victoria Principle on July 21, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I love the accent! (Great tips, too. Lol)

  27. Dolphin on July 21, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Do any of you carry a weapon when hiking for a few days? Going in the U.P. for a week and its bear country.

  28. Mark McCann on July 21, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve posted mistakes I’ve made before, but I think my biggest mistake is thinking that the next hike will be mistake-free because I’ve learned my lesson – muhahaha – nope! I’m sure I’ll make plenty more!

  29. Southwest Ohio Adventures on July 21, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Great video Jeremiah! I made a ton of mistakes on my 1st backpacking trip. 1. I didn’t use orthotics…my feet were killing. 2. I started hiking in late…the trail was longer than the map stated 3. My pack weight was about 30 pounds for an overnight trip in August. I definitely learned from these mistakes!

  30. obidamnkenobi on July 21, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    "cotton kiiiils" >true!

  31. Brant & Garvey on July 21, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    My biggest mistake was going on my first long-distance hike on the AT. Now I’m hooked and I can’t kick the habit

  32. Annabel Lundgren on July 21, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    My mistake was to not bring water, but then again over 70% of the water in the Swedish woods is clean enough to drinks so it wasn’t a big deal.

  33. Backpacking With Jason on July 21, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Great tips Jeremiah. Especially about the shoes. ๐Ÿ‘

  34. Serial Photog on July 21, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    The biggest mistake I’ve made backpacking? Trusting the weather forecast! I once went on a trip where it was supposed to be highs in the 60s and lows in the mid-40s with clear skies. The first night there were 60mph wind gusts and an unexpected ice storm. That was the first (and luckily only) time I’ve ever had to get up and do push-ups and the sort just to try to stay warm. Let’s just say I’ve learned a thing or two since that trip ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  35. Worldview Trekking on July 21, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Great video. Like the good effort in Tri-pod setups and scenery. Subscribed to your channel. Check out our small and growing hiking and camping Youtube channel and subscribe. Thanks again.

  36. Crewzilla Kelly on July 21, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Jeremy I was able to get out to Georgia on the AT. I hiked to woody Gap. I โค๏ธ it. So my rookie mistake was that it was down pouring when I was packing out. I had a heavy duty compact liner for the backpack which worked out. My backpack was the 3F UL XPAC. So it was water resistant. My tent was so drenched and my sleeping bag I shoved in a water resistant compression sack. Bye the way I thought it was waterproof. So when I packed up I should have placed my tent in between the trash liner, nope I placed it right against my lovely enlightenment equipment quilt, guess what it was pretty wet. What a rookie! Amateur hour for sure. Thank god when I got to the shelter I hung it out and it was breezy and dried it out just in time for nighty night.

  37. Hiking to Change on July 21, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Not enough water and too much food!

  38. KrizAkoni on July 21, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    They say we pack our fears…I have a wad of gear I carry I’ve never used….I need to revisit that… Great vid!

  39. Kathys Outdoor Adventures on July 21, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Great tips. Iโ€™ve been doing a lot of hiking. But I really want to go out this year do a backpacking trip. Thanks for the great tips

  40. Libolt Adventures on July 21, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Dude, the checklist is such a good idea lol.

    My biggest mistake is I ALWAYS go the cheap route.

  41. burnetr1 on July 21, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    My biggest mistake was wearing blue jeans up on a mountain hike, I could not hardly lift my legs when I got sweaty, they stuck to my legs, now I have both KรœHL and prAna and wow, what a difference , will never go back.

  42. Ben Sander on July 21, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Too much food…Even watched other youtube videos to make sure I was in the ballpark and still ended up taking way more than what I needed.

  43. Sean Schultz on July 21, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Great information Jeremiah!!!

  44. Kevin and Naya on July 21, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    YOU FORGOT TO MENTION: the fact that hiking socks take up a lot of room in your boots too. Make sure your boots are large enough to accommodate both your feet and your hiking socks. YOU’RE WELCOME!

  45. Sietske van Diejen on July 21, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    A other great video. Thank you!!!

    My mistake was looking for a camp spot the moment we where realy tired and needed one. At that moment is was for 45 (!) Minutes until we fond a spot. This was my first backpack day and it set the thone of the rest of the days. Never make that mistake again!

  46. Bentbrook's Rambles on July 21, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Once….emphasis on once…I wore jeans to backpack in. I was hiking in Linville Gorge, an extremely rugged environment. It rained. I mean it poured. Those jeans added twenty pounds of weight, then I got chilled, then the chafing began. Never. Again.

  47. Transylvanian Hiker on July 21, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Man. where to start? :)) My first serious backpacking 6-day trip was a joke, I don’t know how we survived. I carried around 55 pounds, another guy even more and a girl around 45. We had TWO 3 person tents, just in case something happens with one of them (both were awful with fiberglass poles which would have collapsed in any decent storm and we were camping above 6500 feet altitude constantly). The only proper gear I purchased for that trip were my boots (that I’ve later used to climb all 13 peaks in the country above 8200 feet AND the highest peak of Austria at 12450 feet before finally finishing them off) and the 80 liter backpack which I still use (and may have to finally replace soon after 11 years of intense use due to some tears). Outside of those, I was wearing cotton socks, cotton t-shirts. huge jackets and a lot of my dad’s clothes.

  48. Allen Oxendine on July 21, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing, good advise.. Watching and Supporting with Full view Like 80

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