By DONALD ANTHONY. Hiking And Camping. Published at Thursday, April 19th, 2018 - 06:18:06 AM.
Purchase the best survival and adventure gear you can possibly afford. If you are willing to spend months carefully planning your next vacation adventure spending hours getting into great hiking shape take three weeks off from work for you camping experience purchase an airline ticket and so forth - then why are you using the least expensive backpack and hiking boots you can find? A good pair of hiking boots and socks will make all the difference in the world. This applies to all of your camping gear. Whether it`s your GPS unit rafting gear sleeping bag rain gear or dual-fuel portable stove set your budget to carry the best outdoor equipment you can afford - in order to get the most value for your money.
Choosing a backpack for use on short hikes and walks is not difficult. Basically you want something that can easily carry the few items you will be taking on your hike along with some kind of water. These days there are backpacks that have built in water bladders or a pouch to add a water bladder. This is a nice idea but keep in mind that water is quite heavy. So if you are not sharing your water with another person you probably do not really need a full 2 liters of water for a one day hike.
It is extremely important to choose the correct gear. For example a choice exists between daypacks which can either be internal or external-frame packs. External backpacks work best for new hikers and are much cooler than the internal ones. Similarly one can choose between sleeping bags of goose down or synthetic fabric. While goose down is warmer synthetic is less expensive and requires less maintenance than goose down.
o What`s the terrain like? Will you be pitching a tent or using a camper? Will your destination be in the rough or will it be a designated cleared site? o Check the Weather predictions and always be prepared for the unexpected. The first time you don`t will be the time you wish you had.
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