Lugging around 35-40+ pounds of gear while hiking can be a pain in the...back. Do you really need all that stuff? You might think you’re all big and strong when you start out but as you rack up the miles, you’ll likely hit a wall and start scrambling and scrounging for your next break. Lighten up! Use these tips for ultralight backpacking so you can spend more time enjoying the trails and less time resting up at camp.
Hiking and trekking are great for escaping “reality” and getting some exercise in the outdoors, however, they also lead to sore bodies. While trekking is a more rigorous and challenging activity than hiking, they both test your endurance, physical activity, and even your mentality to make it through. This can put strains on your body if you aren’t careful, and trekking poles can help a tremendous amount.
Trying to fit days worth of gear into a pack can be challenging. Take a few minutes to learn how to pack your backpack and make your next hiking or camping trip a breeze!
There is nothing more annoying and frustrating than planning a big hiking trip and not having the proper bag to pack all of your gear in. A backpack is one of the first things you need to get started hiking and trust us, you’ll want a comfortable one.