The wilderness is full of unexpected surprises so it’s always best to take precautions before undertaking a trip into the wild. It’s best to be smart rather than reckless and careless thinking that nothing is going to happen. Before a backpacking trip, be prepared for any eventuality that could go wrong, I promise it’s better safe than sorry in these situations.
Some tips may be pretty obvious like bringing emergency food and checking the weather forecast, but some others are not so obvious like don’t hike above the tree line if lightning starts. The infographic below covers essential things to pack, ways to pack efficiently, preparation tips, food fundamentals, hiking tips, and emergency tips.
With these tips, and some preparation and attention, you can enjoy a safe and memorable wilderness backpacking hiking trip.
50 Essential Backpacking Tips [Infographic] by the team at Expedia