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  1. Farrah
    September 13, 2020 @ 10:32 pm

    Thank you for this! I’m hoping to do more backpacking in the future so this is definitely going to be super useful! I have a pack already but looking into potentially getting a tent (I kinda fell in love with hammock camping so we’ll see). I’ve heard great things about the PocketRocket!


    • a speck
      September 14, 2020 @ 1:18 pm

      the tent is an investment, especially for backpacking.


  2. Karen
    September 13, 2020 @ 11:23 am

    Excellent guide. I’ve been a professional outdoor leader for many decades and I’m impressed with the thoroughness of this list.


    • a speck
      September 14, 2020 @ 1:15 pm

      thank you Karen, learned over the years 🙂


  3. Krista
    September 13, 2020 @ 8:46 am

    I love to backpack but I’ve never been camping while doing it so this was a fun read for me in case I do that in the future!


  4. Emma
    September 13, 2020 @ 7:10 am

    I’m about to go on a big multi-day hike and have been attempting to hone my packing skills so this is really helpful. We’ve been exploring the dehydrated meal packs for some good ones that will keep our energy up while have to carry a heavy bag all day. I’ve been searching for a good backpack too and think I’ve decided on the Osprey bag for future travels. They look so good and are super comfortable


    • a speck
      September 14, 2020 @ 1:14 pm

      Ospry backpacks are great and my husband has three of them. I am recently switched to Deuter and love it. Enjoy your backpacking.


  5. Rebecca
    September 10, 2020 @ 12:39 pm

    I’ve been gaining more and more knowledge about backpacking! It is a great activity to get into!


  6. Patti
    September 10, 2020 @ 10:10 am

    This is so useful. We are planning a big backpacking hiking trip soon in Colorado so I’m going to definitely keep this list handy for the hubby to peruse.


  7. SHANY
    September 9, 2020 @ 12:55 pm

    Great guide! Hiking shoes were one of my best investments. It makes the hike so much easier. Thank you for sharing


  8. Sydney
    September 9, 2020 @ 12:54 pm

    Great guide! I want to do a backpacking trip through Asia and your backpack recommendations are very helpful!


  9. Cristina
    September 9, 2020 @ 12:17 pm

    This is a great guide! I don’t normally backpack, but I would definitely like to give it a go 🙂 Thank you for sharing.


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