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What's the best Backpacking tip for a beginner you have?

  1. B.Z. Alixandre profile image74
    B.Z. Alixandreposted 8 years ago

    What's the best Backpacking tip for a beginner you have?

    I am a beginner backpacker who wants to do the AT.

  2. C.Ferreira profile image68
    C.Ferreiraposted 8 years ago

    Be prepared!

    You will want to make sure that you have all the gear and information you need before you go out on your adventure.

    Keep in mind that you will need a map of where you are going, layers in case you run into weather, and some safety tools like a whistle, compass, and utility knife. You will also want to make sure that you have appropriate footwear.

    Backpacking is fun, so as long as you are prepared you can't go wrong!

  3. iwritegood profile image72
    iwritegoodposted 8 years ago

    One of the biggest mistake beginner backpackers do is pack TOO MUCH STUFF!  Bring as little as possible.  The more you carry, the more miserable you'll be; The less you carry, the happier you'll be.

    Here's a list of gear:  http://hubpages.com/hub/the-backpacking-essentials

  4. SakiSan profile image61
    SakiSanposted 7 years ago

    My best tip for a beginning backpacker is to make sure your pack is well balanced.  You want to make sure you have equal distribution of weight or you will end up very sore at the end of the night!

    Also correct footwear (including inner and outer socks) will make your trek much more comfortable.  Always carry extra Mole Skin!

  5. BobBrown profile image59
    BobBrownposted 7 years ago

    make sure you are fully prepared. check out my hiking page for more info