Packing It Out
Packing It Out is dedicated to cleaning America’s trails. They’ve hiked the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, picking up thousands of pounds of trash along the way. In 2017, they embarked on a 5,000-mile bike trip with the plan to clean scenic areas and inspire others as they ride.
Inspiring! Film Documents Bikers’ Trip to ‘Leave It Better’
This short film, ‘Leave It Better,’ documents the inspiring efforts of Seth Orme and Abby Taylor on a 5-month bike trip across America.
Bike Tour For Better: ‘Packing It Out’ 2017 Film Trailer
Check out the teaser to our Packing It Out film ‘Leave It Better’ coming Oct. 25.
Bikes that Haul: REI Co-op Rigs Put to 4,700-Mile Test
What gear do you use on a cross-country cycling and trash cleaning tour? In this video, the Packing it Out team show the rigs they rode for the past 5 months.
Bike Across America: Looking Back on 5,000 Miles
‘For me, these uninsulated life experiences are vital ingredients in the making of a fulfilled life.’
5,000 Miles To Now: Staying Present Amid Epic Adventure
When you ride a bike across America, it’s easy to daydream. But this is why adventure is best savored in the present, one ‘unrepeatable minute’ at a time.
All Or Nothing: Woman Tackles 5,000 Miles By Bike
Abby Taylor joined the Packing It Out movement on a whim. Now, she’s biked more than 3,000 miles across the United States by bicycle “off the couch.”
Rocky Mountain Highs (and Lows): Bike-Touring CO To WY
Near Grand Teton National Park, 3,500 miles from where I started, reflecting on the winding roads of the Rockies behind.
3,000 Miles Across America: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Despite media coverage that has America divided and at each other’s throats, in 3,000 miles of cycling across mostly rural areas, we’ve found that most people are delightful to talk to and itching to help.
Meet The Skin-On-Frame Canoe Cleaning Midwestern Rivers
With a thin, translucent skin and weighing barely more than a loaded backpack, the Wilderness Traveler exemplifies what it meant to ‘be out on the water.’
When All Goes Wrong: How Flexibility Can Save Your Trip
When things don’t go as planned, a flexible state of mind boosts the odds of a positive experience.
Trash Talk: Learnings From Cross-Country Cycling Tour
Seth Orme and Abby Taylor have pedaled 2/3 of the way across the U.S. in search of trash this year. With the miles rolling by and the trash piling up, they stopped to share a few things they’ve learned along the way.
Urban Wastelands: ‘Packing It Out’ Mentality Works In Cities
Born in the wilderness, this summer ‘Packing It Out’ has gone urban with 20+ trash cleanups in cities across America.
The Torturous Touring Of America’s ‘Roads Less Traveled’
These remote, inhospitable environments will test you. It will take all the strength you have, but then show you that you have a little bit more.
River Yields ‘100 Pounds Of Trash Per Day’
A DIY conservation effort, this summer two men embody the ‘packing it out’ ethos by bagging and hauling debris each day.
Cleanup By Canoe: 300 Miles, 1,000 Pounds Of Litter
With 300 miles paddled of a 1,200-mile journey, a team of canoe paddlers have already collected 1,000 pounds of trash along a rural Minnesota waterway.
Creative Camping: Where To Sleep When There’s Not A Site
We’ve learned some handy tricks to finding a place to camp in rural or urban areas while biking across the country.
Combine New Gear With Old For The Perfect Kit
Two-thousand miles into a cross-country bike tour, I choose a tent and sleeping system completely new to me. But I also opt for two battle-worn pieces proven never to fail.
Obstacles And Tailwinds: Highs And Lows Of Long Distance Biking
Abby Taylor and Seth Orme are pedaling across the United States, picking up trash as they go. They’re moving fast, but have also hit some obstacles along the way.