I started off with an inexpensive pack from Big 5 and a five pound Sierra Designs Tent.
- Capacity matters: buy pack after gear otherwise you might find yourself short of space
- Fit matters: just like your favorite pair of jeans
- Pockets and compartments don’t matter: so much wasted time searching for stuff
- Weight matters: grams = ounces = pounds = PAIN
Thankfully I’d already discovered the world of long distance hiking, and kick ass hiker blogs, so after that miserable yet enlightening trip, I got busy making lots and lots of changes.
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