If it’s your first time backpacking, it’s easy to get lost in all of the gear for beginner backpackers. Don’t get carried away with new gear. Necessary items can be difficult to decide on, especially when it comes to the price tag. You might find yourself saying, “I’ll get this for now, and I can always get a new one later”. Avoid that practice. Be sure of what gear is worth investing in now.
Is there anything you would have done differently before that big backpacking trip? Most backpackers will tell you that they don’t have any regrets when it comes to hitting the trail, but perhaps there were some things they wish they could go back in time and fix, if only they had known before hand. Unfortunately, we aren’t time travelers, but maybe some advice can help.
Right about this time of year, people across the world begin thinking of changes they want to make within the next 12 months of their lives. 2016 is no exception, and you can expect to hear people wanting to change or improve on a lot of things: their job, their relationship, their weight, their friends, etc. Others will have the goal of traveling more, or sticking to a budget that will help them save for a house or a car. Forget making a long list of goals that most don’t even keep by March. Instead, here’s why hiking and getting outdoors is the only resolution you need this year, and every year to come.
Let’s be honest. Though most people can appreciate the outdoors, there are some things that only true backpackers get excited about, and no one else.