Backpacker publishes 9 issues a year in the months of March, April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct, November and Dec/Jan as a combined issue.
Whether you are a new camper or a backpacker with plenty of miles already behind you, you'll find plenty of interesting articles and columns in Backpacker magazine. Articles covering essential hiking and camping skills get you started quickly, while gear reviews help you keep up to date on the latest outdoor adventure technology. Taste-tested recipes make life on the trail more enjoyable, and advanced skill tips let you take your adventures to the next level.
The writing in Backpacker magazine is easy to understand and doesn't talk down to readers who are familiar with life in the backcountry. Articles are well researched, so you can rely on the information. Full-color photographs motivate and inspire you during the trip-planning phase, while detailed maps help you get an idea of the lay of the land before you go.
Whether you're interested in multi-day backcountry adventures or day hiking trips with a few friends, Backpacker magazine gives you the information you need to know to get on the trail and enjoy the wilderness.