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Full Backpacks and Empty Schedules



One of the best things about going backpacking packing with Corey, aside from spending a couple days void of interruptions from the outside world, is that I have almost ZERO responsibilities in the preparations.

All I have to do is pack a few clothes (and I do mean few). Corey plans the trip, buys the supplies, plans the meals, buys the food and fills the packs. He’s pretty much an expert in the art of packing a backpack. Between those two packs which total 28 lbs. altogether, we have our luxury accommodations aka a super-duper lightweight two-man tent, our sleeping bags, our pillows, our meals, our clothes, our toiletries and whatever else my outdoorsman deemed necessary to take with us.

I just strap on a backpack and go along for the ride; or maybe walk is a better word. 🙂


Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

2 thoughts on “Full Backpacks and Empty Schedules

  1. Kim, I am listening to the Walk — perhaps you would enjoy. I still look forward to your posts!

  2. Thanks Karen. I’ll have to check that book out. Who is the author.

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