5 Must-Haves For Your Backcountry Camping Trip

Getting ready for a backcountry camping trip is both thrilling and exciting. While you may know where you are heading to and what type of weather to prepare for, there are some essentials you can't live without. Here are some must-have items to shop for before you embark on your journey. 

Purchase the Right Tent

A visit to your local sporting goods store is a great start for finding the right tent for the trip. Keep in mind that not all tents are the same. They range from simple to complex, depending on your needs and the expected weather conditions. Keep in mind that a tent should be lightweight and easy to transport, especially if you are backcountry camping. Small, one-person tents are easy to carry and set up in almost any terrain. 

Tents that are cold and wind-resistant are important if you are camping in an area with sub-zero temps, such as a mountainous range. 

Backpack Options

Your backpack should be lightweight, but big enough to carry all essential supplies, including:

  • Food and snacks
  • Water bottles
  • Seeping bag
  • Clothes
  • Water filter
  • Miscellaneous items like utensils and matches

Having a backpack that carries all that you need is important, as long as it is comfortable and easy on your back. 

Stay Hydrated

Always stay hydrated when hiking and camping. Carry a cold water bottle. If you're unsure you will have access to fresh water, bring along a filter or water bladder that contains a larger amount of water. This will prevent dehydration. 

Stove and Fuel

Unless you plan on eating processed or canned food, you'll need a cooking stove. While hauling a propane stove may not be an option, try a flatpack grill. This is a tiny metal stove that folds out to create a small cooking surface. You can use kindling and burnable debris near your campsite surface to create fuel. This is perfect for heating up food or cooking small meals. 

Sleeping Essentials

Life in the backcountry can be brutal on your bones. If you can squeeze in a sleeping pad for cushion, that will be beneficial to a good night's sleep. Don't forget to include a sleeping bag to create more comfort and warmth. Choose a lightweight bag that is also water-resistant. Having the right sleeping aids can help make the entire trip memorable. 

Exploring the great outdoors is an exciting adventure. The sky really is the limit. From trails to mountains, as long as you have the right essentials and gear to make the trip successful, you'll have more time to focus on the experience. 

For more info about sporting goods, contact a local company. 

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