Back-country Backpacking Tips

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Back-country Backpacking Tips

When venturing into the back-country it is important to be prepared. Here are some tips to consider when preparing for a backpacking adventure in Canada.
- prepare for all weather conditions. Weather changes fast in Canada.
- always pack plastic bags or tarp with you to keep clothes and your campsite dry.
- always let someone know your trip plan.
- never approach or feed wildlife.
- do not bite off more than you can chew. Plan trips based on your fitness level and experience. 
- pack your backpack from light to heavy - from the bottom up - so to take less weight on your shoulders.
- always wear good hiking boots. 
- flip batteries around so it does not turn on while in your pack.
- always carry a lighter or water proof matches.
- bring clothes so you can dress in layers. 
- when hiking in bear country... move together as a group and keep talking so bears know you are coming.
- dryer lint is light weight and makes for good fire starter.
- always check tent for rips prior to departure.
- super tool for backpacking for the unexpected is duct tape.
- always pack a cap, sunglasses, bug repellent, and sun screen.


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