DET: Backpacking 101

Written by Lauren Fryan

As Spring teases many of us here in Michigan, a group of Detroiters got together this month to learn all about backpacking tips and tricks from our friends at The High Five Tribe. The High Five Tribe was started by two sibs who wanted to teach other people how to love, appreciate and explore the great outdoors just as much as they do through backpacking trips across Michigan. Scott and Laura walked the group through all of the essential gear as well as important tips for when you head out on a trip. It’s safe to say everyone in the room learned something new from this dynamic duo! When asked about their most crucial piece of gear:  “Our packs! Finding one that fits you and feels good will make for such a better time on the trip.”

Huge shout out to Filson for hosting this event. The second floor was the perfect space for the group to relax, chat and learn all about backpacking. Beer and handmade trail mix were also a huge plus!


Hope to see you all at to our next event….maybe by then it will finally be backpacking weather!