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Take These Backpacking Essentials on
Your Next Backwoods Trip


Ready to get off the grid? If so, smart choice!

Spending time in nature is proven to reduce stress and high blood pressure, so you’ve got every reason to plan your next camping trip.

But how do you get started? The success of your camping trip depends on having the right gear, so you don’t want to forget anything important.

Before hitting the trails, read on to learn the top backpacking essentials for your next remote adventure!

Water Purifier

When thinking about your backpacking gear, make sure to include a water purifying system. This could be a filtration straw, a filtered bottle, or purifying tablets.

When you’re out in the remote backcountry, especially for a few days, you probably won’t be able to carry enough drinking water for your whole trip.

So, ensure you have access to clean, potable water by bringing your own water filtration system.

Survival Gear

Safety is paramount when going off the grid. Make sure you have a knife, a first-aid kit, a repair kit for your tent or gear, and any essential medicine you need.

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Camping Tent and Sleeping Bag

Protection from the cold and rain is important for keeping you safe when camping. Make sure your backpacking supplies include a high-quality camping tent and sleeping bag.

They should be lightweight, making them easy to carry, but also easy to set up. Tents can sometimes be tricky, even for experienced campers, so practice setting up a new tent at home a few times before taking it out.

Waterproof Gear

The weather can change very quickly when you’re out in nature, so be prepared for anything. Even if rain isn’t forecasted, still pack along a waterproof jacket that will keep you dry and warm.

Avoid cotton fabrics, as they tend to be slow-drying. Nylon, polyester, wool, or polyester fleece are better options for your backpacking checklist, as they will dry fast and wick away water and sweat.


Once the sun goes down, it’s going to be tough to see anything in your campfire. Be prepared by packing a headlamp that you can wear in the evenings and early mornings.

A bright headlamp will keep you safe, avoiding uneven ground or rocks, and will make it easier on toilet breaks, cooking dinner, or even just for reading in your tent.

Wondering how to power your headlamp? While many are battery operated, you can also bring along a solar-powered charger.

This is useful for any electronic devices, if you also want to keep your phone charged for emergencies.

Head Out on Your Next Adventure With These Backpacking Essentials

Now that you know what backpacking essentials will be useful for your next adventure, you can pack for your camping trip with confidence.

Try to pack light, since you’ll be carrying everything with you, but be prepared with the necessities for making the most of your trip.

Get started planning your backcountry adventure today and make the most of the great outdoors!

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