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Knife Safety while Backpacking

One of the essential backpacking tools is a trusty knife. I good knife can help you cut wood, prepare food, and be used to defend yourself in the backcountry. However, there are some basic rules that you should follow when using a knife. What these rules ensure is that you do not cut yourself or others. A serious cut on a backpacking trip can be extremely dangerous as your first aid kit will only go so far. Make sure to follow these rules to practice proper knife safety: Sharpen Your Knife This may seem like a contradiction to knife safety, but having a well sharpened knife is essential. A dull knife is harder to cut with and harder to control....

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Best Backpacking Tent: 3-Season Tents

Looking for a solid 3-season backpacking tent to get you through most of the year? There are many options to choose from. However, in this article we cover some of the best 3-season tents for you to use on your next backpacking trip. Big Agnes Copper Spur This backpacking tent has it all. It is not only ultralight but also is spacious and comfortable for a backpacking tent. It is made of quality materials that can withstand harsh weather. This is a 3-season tent which can handle weather in the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Additionally, it is a freestanding tent which does not require to be staked into the ground to stand up. It can be a little pricey...

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Backpacking Tent: How to Choose

Choosing the right backpacking tent is important since it will be your shelter and protection from the elements at night out in the wilderness. You want something suitable for the weather that you will be facing but light and compact enough to be easy to carry. Use this guide to choose the right backpacking tent for you: Weather Conditions The first thing that you should consider before choosing a tent for your backpacking trip is to consider the weather conditions. If you are backpacking somewhere warm in the summer months you would prepare differently than if you traveled somewhere snowing in winter. Not only would you wear warmed clothes but you would pack a different tent. The main choice that...

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Emergency Backpacking Gear

Backpacking in the wilderness does not come without unexpected situations. When you are so far away from emergency services or hospitals, a serious situation can become dangerous quick. There is nothing that can beat good preparation. Make sure to pack the below items to be prepared for any emergency situation: First Aid Kit You never know what can happen while you are outdoors. Injuries happen and you always want to be prepared in case of any injuries that can disrupt your ability to get back home whether debilitating or life threatening. Make sure you have a high quality first aid kit that has all the materials you may need such as: Antiseptic wipes Antibiotic ointment Antihistamines/bug bite cream Band aids...

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Best Backpacking GPS

When you are backpacking in the wilderness with no cell reception, the last thing you want is to get lost. Navigation is essential and I always recommend bringing a GPS with you while in the backcountry. Although, you should still know how to navigate using a map and compass, you always want to have multiple options. Check out our recommendations for the best GPSs: Garmin Montana 680t Touchscreen Garmin makes the best GPSs and this is the best of the best. It is both reliable and precise and maintains your position even through the toughest terrain. Not to mention that it has a 3-axis compass, which is a great feature and will aid you greatly in your navigation of the...

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