Backpacking is an enjoyable adventure that almost anyone can do. You will enjoy getting out and enjoying what nature has in store for all of us. As with any adventure, it’s a good idea to be prepared. So, when you consider backpacking, there are some things to think about and be prepared for. You’ll have to consider where are you going to go, what are the weather conditions, and of course, what backpacking gear you are going to need. There are many sources online that can help you decide where you are going to go, what the weather conditions are going to be like, and what gear you are going to need.
If you aren’t sure where to go, you can find guidebooks at your local bookseller. You could also consider visiting a state or national park which allows overnight camping. There are also online sources that you can find information about possible destinations also. These are some ideas that should get you started finding a place to go on your backpacking trip.
Are you only willing to go on a trip in sunny weather? These weather websites should help you with the weather. For longer range weather forecasts, Accuweather can give you predictions as far out as 15 days. The weather information that the National Weather Service provides is detailed for the next few days, but general in nature farther out due to the information that they have and how quickly the weather can change.
Let’s assume that you haven’t gone backpacking before, so what do you need to know before venturing out on your own? There are lots of things you’ll need to know about. And here is a video to get your started:
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