The Stuff of Life

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 a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

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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