Learning how to go backpacking
Backpacking is a combination of hiking and camping. To Backpack, you hike with all your camping supplies on your back to your destination then when you arrive set up camp and get ready for the hike the next day.
In order to be able to backpack you need some essential items. The most important is getting a hiking backpack large enough to fit all your stuff but small enough to fit on your back. The next thing you need is a tent so you have a place to sleep at night. The list goes on but a small camping stove and good hiking boots are important to a successful trip.
The main idea is to get all your supplies small enough to fit in your pack in order to carry it to your next campsite. It can be tricky to get everything to fit, but once it all fits you are ready to go.
The reason I love backpacking is being in nature not connected to the outside world for extended periods of time. The longest backpacking journey I have been on was two weeks when I was in the mountains in New Mexico. It is hard to explain what is like to be submerged in nature and its beauty it has to offer.
Backpacking is a great way to see parts of this world that aren't accessible by car and is a great workout!
Have you ever been backpacking? Where have you been before?