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What are the essential items for a first time overnight backpacking trip?

If someone was looking to go backpacking for the first time, staying overnight for one or more nights, what are the essential items they need to have. Backpack, tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat are obvious, but beyond that, what do you need to be safe and have fun if you're going backpacking and have to carry everything you need for overnight camping on your back?


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