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Packing Considerations for Longer Trips and Trails - Trail Tip 27

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

So you are planning a multi-day backpacking trip this summer. It doesn’t really matter if you are going 50 miles, 500 miles, or thru hiking the Continental Divide Trail, the same basic set of gear will get you through it. Knowing what to bring and what to leave can keep you comfortable and also turn your trip into a success. The big three should be your first thing to pare down. Your shelter should match your environment, the weather you expect, and be big enough for your needs. Some people are happy with a tarp and a bivy sack, some people are happy with a singlewall non-freestanding shelter, some people are happy with a double wall free standing shelter, and some may want a hammock kit...

@tmountainnut with tips and techniques on keeping your backpack weight manageable for success on those longer mileage trips. Take a look in Issue 27:

The Longer Distance Backpack

Backpacking packing list and how to pack for long distance hiking

Issue Page 27

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