About Us

David B. Erickson is the principal author of this site. He has spent over 35 years simplifying backpacking techniques for scouts and families. As a Boy Scout leader for 30+ years, he has taken backpackers to places such as Kings Peak in the Uintas, Mammoth Glacier in the Wind River Mountains, the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and Anasazi cliff dwellings in the western deserts.