Amanda Outside

Hey there, Welcome!


I’m Amanda.

Most days you can find me planning a backcountry camping trip, snuggling with my ultra-warm sleeping bag in a tent somewhere, or perfecting the backcountry pancake.

After growing up on the East Coast of the United States, I decided the winter of 2013 to spontaneously drive out to California with a friend.

I’ve been living “out West” ever since, eventually landing in my current home in Utah.

I create educational content on hiking, backpacking, and camping, to help people go from confused and overwhelmed, to confident and adventurous in the outdoors!

When I’m not busy camping and exploring the backcountry, you can catch me on my computer editing upcoming YouTube videos, dancing to Queen songs around the house, drinking wine out of a Hydroflask tumbler (even at home), or watching any show with Julia Louis Dreyfus. (Because she’s hilarious.)

Want to know more?

Here are a few things you probably don’t know about me:

  1. I have a B.S in Chemistry and Engineering (I’m a total nerd for sciency stuff)

  2. When I was 20 years old, I rode a bicycle across the United States.

  3. After college, I bought a one-way flight to Spain and hiked the Camino de Santiago by myself.

  4. I love cacti and the color pink.  

  5. My two favorite foods are pizza and homemade fresh-out-of-the-oven brownies.


Still here? Let’s connect!

>> Free Resources: Whether you want to hike, backpack, or camp, I have some awesome freebies here to get you started.

>>For Brands: Check out my “Work with Me” page.

Check out my Youtube VIDEOS


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