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Backpacking Navigation

When you are backpacking in the wilderness it is easy to get lost. Therefore, you must have basic skills in backcountry navigation to ensure that you know where you are going and how to get back. They do not come naturally to most, but with a little bit of practice you can find your way around wilderness trails and ensure that you return safely home from your adventure. Essential Items Map and Compass GPS It is important to know how to navigate using a map and (magnetized) compass and it should be your primary means of navigation. However, you should bring a GPS as a backup as well. Just make sure to download relevant maps to your GPS. Learning Map...

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Backpacking Cooking Guide

Just because you are backpacking in the wilderness does not mean you should not have a good backpacking kitchen. Yes, you want to keep your gear light and compact, but there are plenty of light backpacking cooking sets to use on your next adventure. Basic Kitchen Gear See below for the basic kitchen items you should bring with you when you go backpacking. Dry Food While backpacking you want to bring dry food such as trail mix or granola. You also may want to eat something closer to a home cooked meal. Dehydrated food packs are a great way to eat something more comforting. You simply boil hot water and add to your dehydrated food to make a warm meal....

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Best Backpacking Flashlights

If you have gone backpacking or camping in general, you understand how dark it gets in the wilderness and how essential it is to have a reliable flashlight. Once as light diminishes, hazard are harder to spot and terrain harder to navigate. Check out our list of the best backpacking flashlights: Anker Rechargeable Bolder LED Flashlight This flashlight is super durable and super powerful. With 900 lumens, this flashlight can bring great visibility to a dark night. Not to mention the durable construction which can take a beating and resist water. This flashlight can last around 6 hours before needing to be recharged with its USB charger. Buy Now Fenix PD40R v2.0 3000 Lumen USB-C This is an extremely powerful...

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How to Find a Backpacking Campsite

When you are backpacking, you will not always have the luxury of being close to campsites. Often, you will have to locate another remote area to rest for the night. This is referred to as dispersed camping. When finding your own dispersed camping campsite, it is important to locate an area that is safe, private, and convenient. Here are some things you should look for when deciding on your dispersed campsite: Flat Clear Land The first thing you will want to look for when searching for a campsite is level ground clear of plants and debris. It is not comfortable to sleep on an incline. Trust me, I have done that before and did not sleep well. You will want...

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Best Backpacking Backpacks for Women

When picking out a good backpack for backpacking it is important to consider the right weight, volume, and frame for your needs. The backpack will be one of the heaviest items you will bring with you backpacking so it is important to think of how much weight you can carry. The backpack’s volume is also very important to think about depending on how much gear you carry. Lastly, you will need to make sure your frame is sturdy enough to carry all your gear, so it is important to think about how much everything will weigh. See below for our top recommendations for backpacking backpacks: Osprey Ariel 55 Weight: 4.77 Ibs Load Range: 60 Ibs Volume: 65L This backpack has...

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