Sending your camping gear ahead can be a major problem when flying, check out some of these tips for having your gear arrive safely and be ready for you when you arrive.
How to ship camping gear from home when flying?
I’m considering a camping trip in June from the midwest to somewhere in the Rockies. I have considered shipping my gear by UPS etc. to a local office, then flying out there and picking up my gear at the shipping office. Are there other options like renting gear? Should I just drive?
It is a lot of fun to go backpacking. But then there are certain things that can go wrong and cause all the joy and excitement that comes with backpacking to turn into a very bad experience. This makes it imperative for a person going backpacking to always carry some essential items that can come in handy when situations turn adverse. One of these is a compass that qualifies very much as an essential.
When you go into territory that is unknown a compass can be of great help to go through it. There are times when the weather turns nasty and visibility gets hampered and it is difficult to see any landmarks. This is when a compass can turn out to be a real friend.
It is never the intention of any backpacker to stray away from a trail when he goes hiking. But there are times when there is some distraction or unintentional oversight that can cause a backpacker to take the wrong turning on the trail. And even when they do turn around they find it difficult to get back on track. This is when the backpacker can feel lost and lose all sense of direction and orientation.
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