If you’re an avid outdoors person, you’ll know the joys of exploring the wilderness when it comes to hiking, camping, and doing outdoor activities. The world is filled with beautiful places to explore and enjoy. Backpacking is a little more intense because you have to be well-prepared and plan for an intense camping trip. Backpacking requires you to carry all of your equipment, set up camp, and tear down again when you plan to keep hiking.
If you’ve camped before, you’ll know that it is already a pain to set up camp, but if you’re backpacking, it takes much more dedication.
Backpacking in the Wilderness
Backpacking takes more planning than any other camping trip would. You have to make sure you map out your path, pick spots to camp, schedule how much time you’ll hike in between camping, and make sure you have the proper amount of food and water to survive. It can be very rewarding when backpacking because it allows you to always be surrounded by nature at all times.
How to Prepare:
Food & Water – This is a necessity. It’s crucial that you bring the right amount of food, so you and whomever else don’t go hungry. We recommend packing canned goods, army rations, and other foods that won’t go bad.
Camping Gear – Your camping gear should consist of a small tent that you’re able to carry easily. You can also bring a hammock set, which may be less of a strain to carry on your hikes. Always bring rain gear and proper clothing for backpacking and hiking. Be prepared for the elements with your gear, so you don’t get stranded.
Clothing & Footwear – You’ll be doing a lot of hiking and walking, so it’s important to bring the proper footwear to do so. Hiking boots are encouraged. You’ll want to get a backpacking backpack to make sure you can carry all of you clothing and camping gear.
Come Stay with Us at Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge
At Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge, we provide amazing backcountry trips, hunting trips, fishing trips, and other lodging in Idaho. We’re situated right in the wilderness of Idaho with beautiful mountains and forest surrounding us. If you’re looking to backpack or stay with us in the lodge here in the mountains of Idaho, contact us at 208-842-2417 today or visit us online for more information!