is a Hiking Backpack?
hiking backpack is a backpack specifically designed to meet the physical demands
of hiking. Most will provide stability and comfort to the hiker.
to look for when Buying a Hiking Backpack?
features to look for are:
- Too soft foam can pucker and cause hot spots.
and bends without creases will help prevent hot spots
waistbelt places the weight of the pack on your hips instead of on your shoulders.
waistbelt that cups over your hipbones maximizes the amount of weight-bearing
framesheet across the back.
framesheet is usually made of high-density polyethylene.
framesheet is designed to stiffen the back of the pack for better weight transfer.
sharp, bulky items from poking your back.
- A back panel made of cooling material is best. The cooling material
will help prevent a sweaty back.
are backpacks designed designed for more than a weekend of hiking.
of zippers and pockets
To carry in your Backpack?
hiking, it is important to keep the backpack light and carry as few items as possible.
The type of items you will need will depend on the duration of your hike.
essential items are:
- Waterand purifying tablets
aid kit with blister treatments
Army knife or multi-purpose tool
Vest (For hunting season)
(three blasts is the international signal for help)