The Optimal Backpacking Tent Is Lightweight

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					The obvious first step, your backpack itself will be the carrier and protector of all your
survival and trip-enjoyment essentials. Get one big enough to hold all of your
belongings for the length of your trip, strong enough to withstand the trials of the trail,
and even one with some trimmings like a water bladder for hydration.

You will probably buy more shirts on your trip, so don't worry about not packing
enough. You may also consider packing popular logo t-shirts and trading them along
the way with other backpackers. Remember to pack 3 or 4 pairs of underwear, a
swimsuit, and something to sleep in.

Once you have planned your trip, you can decide on gear and equipment. Weight is
the most important factor for backpacking. Consider the altitude and climate of the
area you will be traveling in, as well as the forecasted weather for the days you will be
backpacking. Choosing a tent and sleeping bag will depend on how you personally
sleep, the weather, and the number of people going along.

Learn how to make repairs whilst you are on your backpacking trip. There are a few
small essentials that you really must take when embarking on a backpacking trip. For
example, duct tape is invaluable if you have a broken tent or broken strap on your

An MP3 player will provide a merciful break from the boredom while waiting in
airports and on long trips.

One deluxe line of backpacking tents comes with a price tag of anywhere from $600
up to $5,000. They are the same size as the ones that cost less than $100. You may
want the very best, however, if you don't hike and camp out frequently, you'll never
get your money's worth out of this model.

  Lost your pack? A simple way of making a backpack is to use a jacket, if it is warm
enough to get by without wearing it. Zip it up, cinch the bottom shut if it has a
drawstring (or pin it shut), and tie the ends of the sleeves to each other. You can then
carry things in it by slinging it across your body diagonally, switching shoulders from
time to time.

There are some key things you really should do if you are thinking about continuing
with backpacking despite a bad back. These things will help make sure you do not
further injure your back and may even help you to overcome your injury.

For an ultra light trip, you're better off choosing a bivy sack as a shelter and leaving
the tarps at home. Keep in mind that while being lightweight backpacking gear, bivy
sacks are also cramped and some people don't enjoy using them for sleeping shelters.
Read Tips For Backpacking Light. Visit Auckland Backpackers Hostel. Backpaking
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