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Hiking and Backpacking camping
Day hiking today is popular with campers of all
ages. Anyone capable of walking long distances can
certainly do this. Day hikers’ objectives is to hike or
walk for the day then return to their campsite that same
day, usually as night approaches.
Besides being able to walk long distances as a day
hiker, you must also be ready for any weather conditions
and have the right tools and techniques to find the
right route back to your campsite.
One very important thing in hiking is selecting the
correct footwear. Because hiking is defined as walking,
which simply means being always “on your feet”, you must
purchase footwear designed specifically for hiking and
that is comfortable after many hours of walking.
Backpacking is generally the most exciting and basic
way to experiencing a wilderness adventure.
adds new excitement and elements to any hiking
experience because it extends your visit in the
backwoods. You may travel far into the wilderness
because you are not obliged to go back to your campsite
at the day’s end.
It is exploring beautiful and sometimes wild country,
and being self-sufficient while hiking with camping
essentials in a comfortable backpack.
Put simply, backpacking entails having to carry a pack
of essential camping supplies on your “back”. The longer
your trip, the more supplies you carry. What you take
along with you as well as how far you hike actually
depends on you.
Preparing for your backpacking trip involves
assembling, selecting and packing supplies and gear that
you need and want to bring along with you.
Excessive gear or the wrong kind of backpacking gear
can result in an extremely heavy load that will spoil
Likewise, incorrect or not enough of the right items
will result in discomfort and in certain conditions, may
even be dangerous.
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Backpacking equipment generally costs more compared to
car camping, however much less compared to RV camping
and take note, backpacking campsites mostly are free.
who camp out on the trail overnight need some type of
shelter. Special Backpacker's tents are the answer. An
average sized adult will be comfortable with a 30 square
feet area. This would mean that the ideal size for two
persons is a ten by ten foot tent. Carrying a tent
larger than that could pose a problem to the campers
because it's a heavier load and finding a level spot
would be quite a task. Non-rusting zippers,
nylon-tape-reinforced seams are a must to find in a
tent. Usually, a three-season tent suffices for campers
use since not all campers deal with snow.
After selecting a tent, next comes the sleeping bag. Of
course, comfort and space is taken into consideration
when deciding on which to buy. There are rectangular and
the mummy shaped. Rectangular shaped ones are spacious
and most comfortable.
For those that camp at a lower
temperature area, the mummy shaped sleeping bag is used
for more insulation. It's important for zippers not to
pinch or catch on the fabric. Buying an adult sized
sleeping bag for children is recommended for those that
camp out regularly.
A night out won’t be too good without a hearty meal.
The best stove to have is a standard-sized, two-burner
stove. Manufacturers offer stoves that can accommodate
pot sizes. Though there are stoves that are fueled by
kerosene, unleaded gasoline, or butane, it is wise to
choose from either “white gas” or propane.
The white gas
or commonly known as the Coleman fuel gives off intense
heat, making cooking time shorter and food is free of
gas odor. Propane-fueled stoves are widely used mainly
because of user-friendly features and availability.
Stove extras such as the stand, wind screen and stove
starters are important accessories for your
camp site. Wind screen will be greatly
appreciated during windy and stormy days. Stove starters
prevent burning the hands and stop the hassle of using
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