By reading the other pages on this site, you have been able to review the features and benefits of various equipment and supplies that you will need to take on your hike. Now, lets put it all together inside the backpack of your choice.
Here are the equipment and supplies that you will have in front of you:
BackpackTent or ShelterSleeping BagSleeping PadStove & FuelWater Pump (or other purifier)Water Bottle(s)Map & CompassFlashlight or Headlamp
Each Pack is Different
Each piece of equipment packs differently. Therefore, we will have to discuss this subject matter in generalities. Sitting in the middle of your living room floor with all of your supplies in front of you is the best way to figure out how to pack a backpack. The size and style of your personal backpacking ensemble will determine the details.
What NOT to Put in Your Pack
Take out your hiking boots/shoes, water bottle(s), sunglasses, knife and an initial set of clothing and put in a separate pile. These items will n…
Great choice – there couldn’t be anything better to get really close to nature and explore the great outdoors. Being in and exploring the great outdoors is exhilarating. With any vacation you need to plan; camping vacations are no different but to say they should be more detailed. You wouldn’t want to arrive to find you’ve forgotten …. Oh no! The tent! Planning your trip should start with where you are going and what you are planning to do. When you and your family have decided this, a checklist can be prepared. It is wise to prepare the checklist well in advance as this will enable you to include most everything you feel you need. There are also many pre-designed camping checklists available. Some campers often plan a menu and take the required food for their entire camping vacation. Quite a few camping sites are now equipped with power so taking along a small refrigerator is a bonus if there is packing space available in your vehicle or trailer. Try to vacuum pack foods for better pres…
According to this second page of the Book Of BBQ all the faithful need toys, sorry tools, to further their enjoyment as well as increase the quality of the results of their BBQ worship.
I've certainly had a great time putting all this information together as there's a number of items that I didn't have and could suddenly justify getting them.
Now, don't take any of the three classifications as gospel - everybody does different things and does them differently. If I've listed an item under the Nice To Have section but you know you need it - go and buy it !
For example, while I consider my marinade injectors as an essential item however, if you do not BBQ many large cuts of meat, then that will not be an essential item to you.
Essential BBQ Tools Rotisserie Kit
I have one of these for the hooded BBQ that I currently have, and in my opinion they are a waste of time and money.
It's quite a fiddly job to get the meat balanced on the spindle so that it spins correctl…