Deanne Farley Backpack July 11th, 2019 - 13:49:39
Taking a dog on a backpacking trip as it is a great companion. Although you also have to train your dog to get accustomed to the idea of roaming with a backpack on the trip, otherwise it can create problems. It can also bite you. Before the trip, allow the dog to wear the backpack for some minutes every day. Start this exercise with an empty backpack and then as the dog feels comfortable with it, add items so that he becomes completely cozy. Another thing that has to be noted is to ensure that the dog is fit to be taken to a trip. It is necessary because if it is not, then who knows you may wind the trip by boarding the ill dog in a backpack. This is not wanted, so take your dog to a vet before beginning the trip and its preparations.
If you or someone you know is considering taking up backpacking, getting the right gear is of utmost importance. From making a backpacking checklist to buying proper backpacking camping gear, it is vital to 'know before you go' when it comes to backpacking. Because your backpacking equipment is the means by which you will be transporting all of your gear, supplies, food and clothing, it is essential you establish a tried and true backpacking 'packing' list.
Being lifelong travelers, we all love our lightweight, multipurpose gear that can withstand the rigors of the road. Gear should be dependable, multifunctional, durable and perform beyond expectations. Nothing could be truer when it comes to buying a good hiking backpack, especially considering it's going to be your home away from home. Traveling, especially long-term, will literally test the limits of your bag and your body, and as such this decision should never be made impulsively. Buying your backpack should not be a rushed decision and factors like trip length, capacity, material, functionally and comfort should always be considered. When I first got serious about investing in a good pack, I was at REI for a good 3 hours -I think they started to suspect I was applying for a job.
If my three hours was any indication, buying a good backpack is not an easy task. With hundreds of backpack manufacturers and styles, it can understandably be overwhelming. Whatever you do, don't go cheap. You'll be doing yourself a disservice and end up buying a new one anyways. A good backpack is an investment. You needn't spend $500 on a backpack, but be wary of cheap, no-frills, run of the mill $70 brands, as you'll regret the design flaws and absence of extras. Spend a little more for a good backpack from a trusted brand, and it will be your companion for many trips to come. The Osprey pack I eventually settled on has traveled with me from the U.S to the Middle East for 10 awesome years and I know it has another good 10 years to go.
The third type of backpack is also rather common, and frequent travelers especially are going to be used to seeing it - the backpacks for travelers. Tourists and travelers travelling to other places for a period of time are frequently seen carrying this type of backpack around. They are built much bigger than your ordinary average backpack because they are meant to fit a lot more items in them, hence they are used for travelling. They also come with thicker straps so they can be easily carried around, and they are able to hold a heavier load because of the material they are made of.
Depending on the size of your load, you'll need to choose a pack with sufficient support. The main categories of backpacks are back packs with internal frames, backpacks with external frames, and frameless backpacks. Frameless packs are meant for lighter loads. This kind of backpack is simply a bag with straps that fit over the shoulders. More sophisticated frameless backpacks may have padded shoulder straps and backs for extra comfort and additional pockets to help organize your supplies.