The American Backpacker
I enjoy backpacking in remote and rugged wilderness areas throughout North America. I started this website to provide you with product reviews, survival tips, and important backpacking information to make your stay in a wilderness area enjoyable and safe.
My background and experience as a wilderness backpacker began in the military. I served and trained with very elite and distinguished units.
- US Army’s 10th Mountain Division.
- US Army’s 3rd Squadron 5th U.S Calvalry.
- US Army Airborne School.
- US Army Ranger’s (Ranger School).
- US Army Special Forces (SFAS Training).
My military training consisted of :
- Survival Training
- Patrol Tactics
- Medical Training
- Land Navigation
- Leadership Skills
I attended the U.S Army’s Ranger School, (Class 12-86) where I earned my Ranger Tab. I spent time training at the J.F.K. (John F. Kennedy’s) Special Warfare School located in Fort Bragg, (North Carolina) as a Special Forces Medic.
I spent one year in Jalalabad (Jbad), Afghanistan, training the Afghan National Police (ANP). My diverse military background along with my years of wilderness backpacking experience is what I bring to you.
A wilderness area provides you solitude and adventure. It also presents many dangers from the environment to its wildlife. I have found that a wilderness backpacker can learn allot about themselves and what they are capable of doing both physically and mentally. Wilderness backpacking is a challenge but with the proper planning it can open up a new world for those who dare to take on these challenges.
I am here to share with you my experiences to make your adventure memorable and safe. Please follow along as I provide you the tools for your next wilderness adventure.