An outdoor vacation of camping in the great outdoors is sure to be a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. While many campsites dont require hiking much further than your automobile, they dont provide you with seclusion and adventure of hiking to more remote campsites. The downside of hiking to remote camping locations is that you have to carry your belongings and camping gear on your back. Here are some tips to downsizing your load but still ensuring you have the essentials.
First off, do some research and see if your campsite will have running water and showers. The more remote ones rarely do. Even if there is water it may not be suitable for drinking and cleaning cuts and scrapes. If needed, bring enough bottled water for your hike or consider purification tablets.
Check the climate and weather report before you leave and pack accordingly. Even if the weather report doesnt forecast it, be prepared for rain with at least a light poncho or rain resistant jacket.
Bring an appropriate sleeping bag for the climate and conditions of your camping location. If its a warm weather destination then a lightweight sleeping bag can be cheap...