Gear

Backpacks

A good thing to have while backpacking is a comfortable backpack. There are many brands of backpacks, such as Kelty, Jansport, Gregory, Lowe Alpine, and many others. There are two kinds of backpacks, external frame and internal frame. External frames are good for open trails and general backpacking. Internal frames are good for skiing and mountaineering.

This is one of many backpacks you can use. This is the one i use. It is very sturd, it is comftorable, it can hold a lot of gear and it has a well padded hip-belt.

This is one of many backpacks you can use. This is the one I use. It is very sturdy, it is comfortable, it can hold a lot of gear and it has a well padded hip-belt. It also has a special pocket on the outside for your sleeping bag.

Sleeping Bags

One of the most important items to have while backpacking is a sleeping bag. There are many brands of sleeping bags such as, Kelty, Mountain hardwear, the North Face, Marmot, and many others. There are two kinds of sleeping bags, mummy and rectangular. Mummy bags are good for very cold weather like the mountains. Rectangular bags are good for any weather, there not as good for cold weather as mummy bags are but they can still keep you warm.

This is the kind of sleeping bag i use. It can keep you warm to temperatures as cold as 32 F and is very sturdy and only weighs two pounds.

This is the kind of sleeping bag I use. It can keep you warm to temperatures as cold as 32 F and is very sturdy and only weighs two pounds.

First aid kit

Another important item to have while backpacking is a first-aid kit. There are many types of first aid kits. most have at least a few bandages, antiseptic,  sterile gauze pads, adhesive tape, moleskin, and maybe some scissors and gloves. A first-aid kit can save your life, so remember to bring it on all your trips!

this is an example of a light but useful first-aid kit

This is an example of a light but useful first-aid kit

CamelBak

The CamelBak is a very optional item,but is very useful on the trail. Instead of reaching for your bottle you can just drink from a tube! This allows you to drink more and stay hydrated!

A camelbak is really just a pouch with a tube extending from it(which you can fill with water) It is strong enough to withstand being run over by a truck

A camelbak is really just a pouch with a tube extending from it(which you can fill with water) It is strong enough to withstand being run over by a truck

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