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Backpacking Checklists
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Backpacking Checklists

By Samarth Vasisht A checklist is a great way to ensure that you have everything that you need for your trip. I tend to be pretty organized, but it’s always nice to have something to check up on before you leave. Here are some checklists that you can use for [...]

Trip Planning 101
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Trip Planning 101

By Samarth Vasisht With planning a backpacking trip it is important to think about classic 5 “W’s”: Who: The first part of a trip is finding people to travel with! Find friends that have the same stamina as you and try to ensure that you have one person in your party [...]

Preparing for the Unknown
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Preparing for the Unknown

by Samarth Vasisht Understanding the dangers of backpacking and being prepared for troublesome situations are an essential part of prepping for a trip. Dangers vary from region to region, so be sure to understand what to prepare for wherever you’re going. First, look at the weather! If it’s raining, be prepared [...]

Shelter: Tarps, Bivys, Tents, and Hammocks
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Shelter: Tarps, Bivys, Tents, and Hammocks

by Samarth Vasisht  Understanding what shelter system you want to use when backpacking can be an overwhelming and difficult decision. Here are some facts, pros and cons of each of the 4 primary systems to help make the process just a bit easier: Tarps.  Tarps are a great way to [...]

The Ten Essentials: What You Need for Backpacking
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The Ten Essentials: What You Need for Backpacking

by Samarth Vasisht  The so-called “ten essentials” are a constantly debated and altered list within the backpacking community. Understanding what comprises the ten essentials and, most importantly, bringing them on every trip is a simple and easy way to ensure that you have a great time in the backcountry. 1. Navigation. Bring maps, [...]