A guide to backpacking equipment
If you are thinking of buying backpacking equipment then you need to its assess weight as a first priority. An experienced backpacker will probably already know the value of having a light backpack. Someone new to backpacking needs to understand just how important good lightweight backpacking gear really is to enjoying then trip more.
You especially need the right kind of backpacking gear when it comes to carrying water. You need to always have ample supply of water in case you run into trouble. That is why the rest of your backpacking gear needs to be light as water is not light. You need to balance the weight of the water by making sure that your other backpacking gear is much lighter.
The first step to being a happy backpacker is to start reading popular backpacking magazines and research the gear before you buy it.
You need advice before you start trekking [or tramping as the locals in New Zealand call it]. You need to know about safety and the kinds of medical supplies to take with you. Valuable tips can save your life so learn them before you invest in any backpacking gear.
Good backpacking gear can be found online. Search for the best possible brands. Don’t only consider price. Consumer reviews for backpacking gives you actual experiences from your fellow backpackers. Their opinions are invaluable.
The length of backpacking trip can affect the type of backpacking gear you should take with you. You will also have to take into consideration the climate of the area you are traveling in. Pack your backpacking gear accordingly.