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Ozark Trail Camping Backpacking 73 x 36 x 27 Picnic Travel Tent 1 Person
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Winterial 2 Person Tent Easy Setup Lightweight Camping and Backpacking 3 Se
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Ozark Trail One Man Tent Extra Long Backpacking Hiking Waterproof Camping Red
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2 Person Double Layers Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
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Yodo 2 Person Camping Tent Lightweight Hiking Backpacking Outdoor Family Picnic
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Camping Hiking Backpacking Light Tent Sun Shade Beach Shelter Digital Camouflage
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2 Person Camping Tent Outdoor Portable Family Waterproof Backpacking Hiking
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Waterproof 3 4 Person Camping Tent Outdoor Hiking Double Layer Travel Backpack
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Hammock Tent Backpacking Equip Travel Camping Cocoon Hanging Tree Portable Cot
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Golden Bear Dome Camping Tent light weight backpacking good condition
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3 4 Persons Double layer Waterproof Camping Tent Backpacking Hiking for Outdoor
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Ozark Trail 1 Person Camping Backpacking 73 x 36 x 27 Picnic Travel Tent
Ozark Trail 1 Person Camping Backpacking 73 x 36 x 27 Picnic Travel Tent
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Marmot Aura 2P Two Person Backpacking Camping Tent INCOMPLETE Missing Rain Fly
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Ultra Light Hunting Camping Hiking Backpacking Large Light Tent Dark Green
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Ozark Trail 2 Person Waterproof Backpacking Tent Camping Geo Hunting Hiking Gear
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STAR HOME Backpacking Dome Camping Hiking Waterproof 3 Person Fa
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Waterproof 2 3 Person Camping Tent Tunnel Outdoor Hiking Double Layer Backpack
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Northwest 3 Person 9X7 Camping Backpacking Blue Yellow Instant Sierra Dome Tent
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WolfWise Camping Privacy Tent Shower Backpacking Tent Lightweight Hiking Blue
WolfWise Camping Privacy Tent Shower Backpacking Tent Lightweight Hiking Blue
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Large Family Outdoor Camping Hiking Tent Pop Up Easy Set Beach Backpacking Tent
Large Family Outdoor Camping Hiking Tent Pop Up Easy Set Beach Backpacking Tent
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus Tent Camping Backpacking 2 Person
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Waterproof Instant Automatic Pop Up Backpacking Camping Hiking 3 Person Tent NEW
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Northwest 2 Person Camping Tent Dome Backpacking Family Outdoor Hiking Fishing
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Ozark Trail Kids Camping Tent Backpacking Play Yard Playhouse Indoor Outdoor New
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Outdoor Camping Hiking 1 Person Tent Backpacking Potrtble Ultralight Manual Tent
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Gazelle Outdoors 2 Person Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
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REI SOLOLITE TENT SOLO 1 PERSON BACKPACKING HIKING CAMPING cycling CLEAN
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Backpacking Sleeping Tent 85 x 3 Sleeps 1 Person Outdoor Camping Hiking New
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$69.99
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Tent Camping Hiking Outdoor Pop Up Backpacking Dome Easy Beach Backpack Tents
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$33.55
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Privacy Pop Bed Tent 1 Person Single Outdoor Bivy Backpacking Camping Shelter
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$51.95
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Hammock Tent Backpacking Travel Camping Hanging Tree Cot Bed With Mosquito Net
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CLEARANCE SALE 2 Person Double Layers Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
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$20.00
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Gazelle Professional Waterproof Aluminum Pole Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent
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Texsport 2 Man Person Camping Backpacking Hiking Hiker Two Persons Saguaro Bivy
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3 4 Persons Double layer Waterproof Camping Tent Backpacking Hiking for Outdoor
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MSR Thru Hiker Mesh House 2 Ultralight Shelter Backpacking and Camping Gray
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Camping Backpacking

Hiking And Camping In Developing Nations

There are some things to consider before you start backpacking for the first time. Beginners need to know about backpacking equipment, gear, supplies and essentials.

Backpacking can turn into a horrifying experience if you're not prepared with the basics.

Backpacking can be done in either urban areas or in the wilderness or a mixture of both and the requirements of backpacking equipment and gear are different as well as the planning.

Common tips for Beginners

There are some backpacking tips that apply to both the wilderness and civilization.

Here they are:

* Break in your hiking boots by taking them for short hikes.
* Test your backpack clothing to check if they'll be comfortable for you by using them on short hikes. Fully load your backpack with all you need for the backpacking trip and take them on short hikes to test for comfort and to find out which of the straps does a better job in distributing the load.
* Test and learn how to use your camping equipment including camping stove, water filter, camping tents, GPS, altimeter and headlamps.
* Get your body in shape because backpacking can get very nasty if you're not fit.
* Travelling light is oftentimes much more enjoyable than having too much on your backpack.

Backpacking in Urban Areas for Beginners

Traditionally, backpacking is a cheap way to get from one place to another. It involves more than just walking and hiking.

Historically it's a cheap form of travel. Though it is an enjoyable experience, it's more of an education than a vacation.

You're likely to experience a lot more of the important stuff when you're backpacking than when you're just using some kind of modern transportation.

An hours' travel by car can mean a whole day or like 2 or more if you're backpacking but a backpacker also experiences a lot more. Backpackers see a whole lot more than the normal tourist. They mingle with local people and witness what real life is really like at a certain place. It's like you're living there for some time.

There is a sense of community as you stay in a backpacker's hostel or lodge where you'll meet other like-minded individuals sharing the rooms, kitchen, toilet, lounge are, etc.

Backpacking is about travelling with a small budget and to avoid the risk of theft backpackers don't usually carry expensive electronic equipment.

The rising trend is backpacking with a big budget, staying in lavish accommodations and carrying expensive equipment such as laptops and PDAs especially for young generations to satisfy their need to stay connected.

Backpacking in Rural Areas or the Wild

In some places, having a big budget doesn't help. Small villages and towns may not be able to offer lavish accommodations other than the backpacker's hostel and sometimes not even that equipment such as laptops and blackberries may be rendered useless especially in you are backpacking in the wilderness.

Backpacking Gear

The initial cost can be quite high if you are backpacking in the wild especially you are hiking and camping as camping equipment like sleeping bags (especially down) and camping tents can get quite expensive.

Backpacking, for beginners, also requires a lot more preparation and research. Care should be taken in preparing equipment and you need to test it out and learn how to use them.

The most important backpacking gear is your hiking boots. It's important that your hiking boots are comfortable so having a perfect fit in the first place and breaking them in later is crucial.

The best way to break in your hiking boots is to take on short hikes with a full load. At the same time it's a good time to test your hiking/camping/backpacking gear including your backpack.

See if your clothing is too hot or too cold for you or if they pose any other problems like 'riding up' and rubbing against your skin.

Test your backpack whether they're comfortable or not. Try all the straps and identify which ones help distribute the load better.

Take your backpacking equipment a gear testing not just on smooth walkways but also on uneven ground going uphill and downhill to maximize testing. This will also toughen up your feet and reduce the chances of blistering when you go for the real trip and at same time improves your strength and fitness which is crucial for a good backpacking trip.

Learn and practice how to use all of your hiking and camping equipment so that you are more prepared for less than ideal situations.

Use a camping list or camping checklist and pack your hiking/camping gear and equipment early so that you can make sure that you don't miss any backpacking essentials including the first aid kit, personal medicine and safety and emergency equipment.

Pack heavier equipment close to your body so as to avoid your load from pulling away and make the backpack feel heavier than it is. Rain gear and a waterproof enclosure containing extra layers, gloves and hat should be kept at the top of your backpack where it is easily accessible.

Your clothing and sleeping bag should also be in a waterproof enclosure so that it stays dry even when your backpack is underwater.

Other things that need to dry include electronic equipment like laptops, cameras and camcorders, personal essentials such as toilet paper and daily essentials like snacks, compass, pocket knife, maps and guidebooks, sunscreen and insect repellents. Pack these in the outer pocket of your backpack as you are likely to use them more.

Water bottles should be kept upright and should be easily accessible as well. Your camping tent can strapped to the outside of your backpack including the tent poles.

The first aid kit should be kept where the contents can be secure yet is still easily accessible.

For beginners, choosing which camping food to bring could be a problem. Unfortunately the best way to determine which kinds of food is right for you to bring camping or backpacking is by trial and error. Take some advice here and there and see if it works for you.

To be safe, base your decisions on taste, nutritional value, weight, ease of preparation and packaging. A favorite among hikers and backpackers are dehydrated food which are light, have good nutritional value and also taste good.

Hiking has been long considered as one of the most effective ways to increase your fitness and it can be grueling.

Good preparation of backpacking equipment and gear and researching the place where you're going to explore as well as keeping yourself in shape will help you go through the expedition with minimal problems.

At the same time backpacking can be highly satisfying so if you're thinking of going backpacking, do it, it can be the most memorable days of your life.

About the Author

Jonsky also writes at hubpages with articles such as ones down sleeping bags, stoves, tents and other camping gear. He is also a writer for the camping gear store at Hiking-Camping-World.com so check it out



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