Camping is one thing, but backpacking is a whole other story. With only the gear that will fit on your back, and comfortable shoes, you’ll see some of the most isolated and serene places in the country. But you’ll need the right stuff. Gizmodo breaks it down perfectly, from sleeping bag to stove, boots, hat and sunglasses. Check out the list here.
And once you’re ready, browse through http://www.everytrail.com for some ideas on where to get started.
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