Welcome to the Backpacking and Tenkara page.
Backpacking is an amazing activity that allows me to get away from the Rat Race, at least for a day or two. Through the Backpacking and Tenkara page I hope to share my experiences with you. You will be able to find posts relating to backpacking trips I have planned and taken. You will also find discussions on gear I am currently using or have used in the past.
My goal with this page is to teach you how to combine backpacking and tenkara together. Because a tenkara rod collapses down to almost 20 inches in length it is a perfect addition to any backpacking trip. Combining these activities has opened up a whole new world to me. Hopefully you will find the same amount of enjoyment I have doing this.
As an additional bonus of the page I have included a Backpacking Gear Checklist. My gear checklist helps me to make sure that I have everything I will need for any trip. Having a gear checklist gives me piece of mind that I am not forgetting any crucial pieces of gear.1 I am pleased to share this checklist with you. The checklist is available by request as it is password protected.
I look forward to getting your comments on both this page and the posts found here. If you have suggestions on changes to the gear list as well I would love to hear from you. Both the posts and the gear list are works in progress and will continue to evolve.
Call to Writers
Are you an outdoor writer or photographer who has an interest in both backpacking and tenkara? If so I would love to hear from you. Please submit either an article or a photograph that you would like to have featured on the Tenkara Grasshopper website and on this page.