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SEVERAL ITEMS HAVE AN IMMEDIATE 15% REFUND WHICH WILL BE MADE AFTER PURCHASE TRANSACTION IS COMPLETED.

 

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Wildland Safety.

Always be prepared for survival situations.

 Be Safe Out There. Driving to the trailhead, hiking along the trail or bushwhacking and camping in the backcountry need some special techniques and good equipment. Keep your tent, sleeping bag, backpack and other gear in tip top condition.

Wildlife needs your respect, especially if you are part of their food chain. Learn to incorporate preventative techniques in your normal routine and you’ll not need to be apprehensive while in bear or cougar country.

Safe drinking water is one of your main concerns. Water filters and water purifiers provide safe and convenient water wherever you are.

To fully enjoy the great outdoors you must feel safe and secure. Whether you're new to the wildlands or have spent several years trammeling about, learning or reviewing safety tips is always beneficial.

Be aware of hypothermia whenever in cool, moist windy situations.

So pack up your tent, sleeping bag, and camping gear on your pack frame and get out there. 


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Buy a good backpack for comfort on the trail!

Hiking Backpacks

A good backpack is essential for backpacking or for extended hiking trails. We prefer internal backpacking backpacks frame over an external frame. Our camping backpacks with an internal pack frame is made to carry lighter loads for longer distances, is more maneuverable, and provides better balance. The internal frame pack is highly adjustable. These hiking backpacks can make or break the backpacking experience. Be sure to select the best camping backpacks for your needs.

 

There are several types of backpacks. Different sizes, styles and features allow selection to meet individual needs.

 

The most common type is referred to as a day pack. Its name implies its intended use.  They’ll be smaller (15-35 liters), shoulder straps may or may not be padded. Some larger ones may have a chest strap or hip belt.

 

Mid-sized backpacks (35 to 70 liters) are suitable for multi-day treks or day hikes if more stuff is carried.

 

Expedition backpacks (60 liters and up) will have a broad hip belt and lumbar pad enabling enough gear to be carried for extended trips. These heavier loads make balance and fit critical of utmost importance.

 

In recent years fanny packs / hip packs / waist packs / lumbar packs have become more advanced in design and are popular for day hikes where the size and volume of a backpack is not needed.