Planning a Backpacking Trip, Part II
Welcome back to our series on backpacking! In our first blog on planning a backpacking trip, we went over some of the essential preparation measures and factors to consider. Part II on backpacking is all the tips you need to know for when you’re out on your trip. Take a look at our tips, and find the best in flameless cookware from Barocook today!
Know Your Limits
You might have an idea of how far you want to go out, such as hiking out 10-12 miles and setting up camp. However, it is far more important to listen to your body than to adhere to a strict plan. This is especially necessary to consider when in an environment that differs from what your body is used to. Higher elevations, for example, can contribute to people feeling lightheaded, dizzy, and more out-of-breath than they might be used to.
It might sound cliché, but in any instance of starting to get run down or worn out, listen to your body and respect what it needs. Pushing yourself another mile is not worth getting stranded in a place that is even further away from civilization.
Leave No Trace
This is one of the most crucial things to understand and act upon when backpacking (though it serves as a great overall rule as well). Respect the space that you are in by leaving absolutely nothing behind.
Another huge part of leaving no trace is leaving behind anything that is natural to the area. It’s one thing to pick up a plastic wrapper that you find, that’s just part of being a decent human, but it’s another to take home rocks or plants or anything else native to your location. If everyone practiced the idea of leaving no trace, our planet would benefit immensely.
Things don’t always go as planned, regardless of if you’re backpacking or working at your office. Be prepared, but be calm, cool, and collected in the event that plans change. You’re on the trip of a lifetime, maintain a positive attitude and enjoy this respite from society!
Backpacking trips are an incredible experience. Enjoy the adventure to its fullest by being prepared ahead of time. Order flameless cookware from Barocook to ensure your trip is well on its way to being a great one.