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November 29, 2017

Tips For Beginner Backpackers

Backpacking is quite an enjoyable way to spend your vacation. It is filled with adventure and you can meet so many new people and see different sights. There are some things you need to know about backpacking, however. You need to know about what you should take with you and how you can choose a route. If you’re a beginner to backpacking, it is best to go with an experienced backpacker so that they can show you the ropes.

Once you find a partner who has some experience with backpacking, you can then choose a route. It is better to start off with an easy route so that you can get some practice and know what to expect. After you have decided on the route, you can look for what gear is needed for the trip and then start off on a journey of adventure. You may have friends who are backpackers or who have been on a route several times that they know it like the back of their hand. You can ask them whether you can go with them on their next trip and they will also help you with choosing gear. If you don’t know anyone with experience, you can sign up for a backpacking class with a friend of yours. It is best to go in a group or with another person on your first trip as it is safer and it will be more fun as well because you will be exploring new things together.

There are so many places that you can backpack in. Australia is a great destination for that. For example, great ocean road tour Melbourne are some great places for you to explore. Then there are also tours to Kangaroo Island that are organised by tour organisations. They offer different tours all over Australia for those looking for a bit of adventure. There are considerations you need to concern yourself with when choosing a route. You need to have a good idea about your fitness level as you will be hiking for long distances and there will be rough terrain. So you will need to get in shape a little bit in preparation for the trip. You will also need to think about how many miles you will be covering in one day. You will be carrying around a heavy backpack with you and it can get quite tiring. Other things you need to think about are the elevation gain, time of year and the weather you will be facing and logistics.You have to double check the gear you’re taking so that you don’t leave anything behind. Some of the things you will need on the trip are a tent, kitchen supplies, stove, water treatment, sleeping bag, clothing and footwear, adequate food.