This article is about planning your expedition. So you want to take the outdoor trip of the year, of the decade, of a lifetime. You’ve never done this before but it looks like fun and you’ve always wanted to “rough it” in the outdoors, or see some of the country that can’t be accessed from
This article starts off with the subject of water, one of the most important pieces of “equipment”, if not THE most important item to have, whether you’re day hiking or doing extended/overnight trips. That puts the canteen, the most popular hiking container for water, at the top of the equipment list. A canteen like the
First on the “Food” list is not really food at all but crucial to its production and consumption. One of the most important things to have is WATER. It is better to have too much than too little. When you plan your experience, know where to get it and how you want to use it.
Lets set up the gear. For the most part you only buy a full outfit one time. From then on you only replace and or repair equipment. Not much will be added. Almost nothing deleted. Plenty will be upgraded and/or customized if you a serious backpacker. That’s why it’s better to buy economically instead of