Essential Equipment Needed for Backpacking

When you are out backpacking equipment that you must carry varies from that which you carry when going car camping. All the equipment should fit in the backpack, because most of the time you will be hiking and will be looking for a campsite impromptu. Unlike car camping or RV camping, your main motive would be hiking and you do not book a campsite prior to the trip. List of equipment needed for backpacking includes:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Food supplies
  • Water Supplies
  • Stove and fuel
  • Utensils
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Swiss army knife
  • First-Aid Box
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Repair kit
  • Rope
  • Insect Repellent
  • Matches
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pair of sandals
  • Fishing rod
  • Towels
  • Novels
  • A deck of playing cards

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