What to Pack in Your Backpacking Trip

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For a hiking trip, supplies are needed no matter which corner of the earth you go to. Make sure that these items are on your checklist before your next trip.Backpacking Gear

Hydration:

Bring water bottles with a screw on drinking filter to refill and purify water. Also chlorine dioxide pills make sure that the water can be purified.

Medical Kit:

  • Always: small packets of Benedryl, Imodium and Ibuprofen, 6 sterile gauze bandages, a few band-aids, 1 ounce bottle of Purell, 1 pair latex gloves, a tick key, and 10 extra chlorine dioxide tablets for purifying water (2 day supply), 1 ounce tube of zinc oxide, and two safety pins

Also soap isn’t a bad idea.

Naviagtion Supplies:

Bring a map, a compass, and a watch at least, if you have extra room, you could bring a GPS system, but don’t count on it.

Tent with necessary ties to keep it down.

Swiss Army Knife is a handy tool to have in the wilderness for a variety of situations involving cutting branches or string, or being able to wittle wood.

Firestarter: Lighter or matches

Shelter: Either a tent, tarp, or emergency blanket.

Food: For every day worth of hiking and exercising in the great outdoors, yo should pack a pound and a half of food per day. Personally protein bars don’t take up much space and they fill you up.

Light:

Either a headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries.

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