Planning & Preparation
When setting out into the backcountry, every trip is made better when planning and preparedness is taken seriously before hand. By choosing the right gear for you, for the terrain and for the time of year, you are more likely to have a successful and fun backpacking trip. Choosing the right gear can be a daunting process but books like Trail Tested
present you with many options of gear and explanations about them all. It is also always in your benefit to have a good amount of first aid and backcountry survival know how before taking on long, remote trips. Books such a Ultralight Survival Kit
help you learn these tactics before setting out and the book is also small and light enough that you could take with you on your trek. Having a solid foundation in these practices is sure to come in handy at some point in your outdoor journeys!Get inside the mind
of one of the most experienced and best prepared backpackers of all time!