10 Best YouTube Channels for Backpacking and Camping
Planning your next camping or backpacking trip, but need to refresh your outdoor skills? Check out these 10 best YouTube channels for tutorials and tips.
In times when we Google everything and watch videos to learn new skills, there is no reason you can't be prepared for your next outdoor activity. Whether you are into fishing, boating, camping, survival skills, hiking, cycling or about any outdoor recreational activity, these YouTube channels are for you.
1. Athena Mellor
Athena is a writer, photographer and earth-lover. She is passionate about adventures in the wild and protecting the earth. Her videos are about gear reviews, hiking with her dog and even mountain biking. Today she has a loyal fanbase of 34.6 thousand subscribers. She is also the founder of Ramble Guides, UK's wild spaces guide, designed for the modern explorer.
2. Ronny Dahl
Ronny’s channel is all about 4x4ing, off-roading, overlanders, touring, adventures and camping. He uploads new videos every Sunday night from his adventures in western Australia. He is also the wonder (or associated with) 4 Wheeling Australia, which also provides free info on anything 4WD, Off Road, Camping and even where to go within Western Australia. He has a loyal fanbase of 317 thousand subscribers with 60,445,665 views to date.
3. Dan Becker
Dan creates videos reviewing hiking and backpacking gear he tried on his adventures. You can expect anything from shoes and tenes to sleep pads. His engaging videos range between 8 to 11 minutes each with a different product pr video. His fanbase includes 65.7 thousand subscribers.
4. Paul (GearTest_Outdoors)
Paul is a backpacker, a video producer, and an engineer. In 2014, after ranting about the terrible quality of backpacking videos on YouTube, he decided to start his own YouTube channel for that exact purpose. He now produces videos that are high-quality, entertaining, and informative about outdoor life. He has 12.4 thousand subscribers to his channel with over 1.16 million views!
5. Luke Tommy, Nate and Jacob (Outdoor Boys)
Luke and his boys: Tommy, Nate and Jacob are the Outdoor Boys. They create amazing videos about all things outdoors: family projects, adventures, travel, forging, camping, campfire cooking, fossil hunting, fishing and more! Their popular channel has more than 967 thousand subscribers with some of their videos reached up to 4.5M viewers!
6. Joe Robinet
Joe’s channel is mainly bushcraft style camping trips, using a natural shelter, sometimes with a tent, under a tarp, or in the snow. He tries to show the realities of being out in the bush, whether it be an overnighter in the woods, or an extended, 10 day fly in canoe/fishing trip. His large fan base includes 1.4M subscribers.
7. Ernie Garcia (PaleoHikerMD)
Ernie is showcasing the outdoor lifestyle as much as possible, whether it be hiking, backpacking, canoeing, etc. He also does gear reviews! He and his family do much of their traveling in Apollo, their 32.5 foot Class C Jayco Greyhawk 31FS Motorhome, so the RV lifestyle is very much a part of this channel. In addition, he also highlights his Paleo Lifestyle. He has a loyal fanbase of 23.3 thousand subscribers.
8. Kent (Kent Survival)
Kent is a UK-based YouTuber. On his channel, you can expect to see videos about everything outdoors with new videos every Wednesday and sometimes Sundays too. He has videos about bushcraft, survival, camping, reviews, history, rations, tutorials and much more. With 231 thousand fans subscribed to this channel, you can make sure his content is great.
9. Steve Wallis
Steve loves the outdoor life. He has lived in vehicles, motorhomes, tents, forests, and even down by the rivers of Canada. In his channel he goes on journeys while backpacking, cycling, rafting, and car camping. He camps 4 seasons in some of the coldest places inhabited by manas he tries to avoid public campgrounds. Steve’s current fan base is 345 thousand followers!
10. Becky (Girl Outdoors)
Beckys started this channel to share her outdoor adventures, inviting the viewers on her journeys. Her videos range between gear reviews and giveaways to solo camping journals. Watch her videos if you are planning for camping in the woods and looking for pro’s tricks and tips. She has more than 78 thousand subscribers and several videos with millions of views.