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Backpacking isn't difficult, but it does require both physical and mental preparation. The better your planning, the more enjoyable your trip will be. Here I will guide you through the backpacking skills you need to have a safe, enjoyable trip. If you are planning a trip in the high country, in the desert, in winter conditions, or in bear country, be sure to educate yourself about the specific skills you need in those situations.

BACKPACK SKILLS


Plan your trip
Fitness
Food & water
What to bring
Packing your pack


Putting on your pack
The art of hiking
Treating water
Fording rivers
Finding your way
Avoid plant & animal hazards


Choosing & setting up camp
Cooking / camp kitchen
Washing dishes
Food storage
Sanitation
Campfire
Sleeping Warm


Highcountry
Desert
Winter camping
Bear Country

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