Backpacking 101: Trip Planning


As with most successful events or activities, it all starts out with a great plan. A successful backpacking trip is no different. You wouldn't dream of going to another country without doing some research ahead of time, would you? Knowing what you might expect will help you better understand what you are getting yourself into and be more prepared. But more importantly, a good trip plan will let you have a more enjoyable experience.

Backpacking For Beginners - Starting on an Exciting Journey

There are some things to consider before you start backpacking for the first time. Beginners need to know about backpacking equipment, gear, supplies and essentials.

Backpacking can turn into a horrifying experience if you're not prepared with the basics.

Backpacking can be done in either urban areas or in the wilderness or a mixture of both and the requirements of backpacking equipment and gear are different as well as the planning.

Backpacking This Spring? 10 Must Have Items

Backpacking is a terrific way to enjoy the outdoors, stay active and spend time with those closest to you. But we weren't all raised in the Boy Scouts, and even fewer of us are Eagle Scouts born and bread for the great outdoors. For the first-time, novice backpacker, daydreaming about your adventure is one thing, actually planning it and getting yourself out there is a different ball game. Without proper preparation, your glorious adventure could turn in to a difficult, strenuous, regrettable mess. However, with a little bit of planning and foresight, you will be geared up and ready for a unique experience that is really unlike anything else.

Big Sandy

I started going to the Wind Rivers about 6 years ago; the first trip I took was the trip everybody takes, Big Sandy and The Cirque of the towers. Being the adventurous spirit that I am I decided instead of taking the conventional route I’d do the trip backwards. This would be the most rewarding experience in my life. The first Problem we faced was finding the right dirt road in the middle of Wyoming.

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