There’s only a handful of activities that have solidified relationships with my friends more than weekends out in the high lakes regions of the Pacific Northwest.

Over the years I’ve been happy to have had the chance to dial in my backpacking kit, taking things from the necessary to the optional category, and to know that I’m leaving just the right amount behind.

@backcountry has been supporting me through this journey, and I continue to gain insight through our partnership and through conversations with the Gearheads. As always, use code WILLIE15 for 15% off your first order. Exclusions apply. #findyourbackcountry