Now that you’ve answered the following questions, you can start thinking about gear.
a. Primarily a camper, who hikes to camp?
b. Primarily a hiker, who camps to sleep?
c. Elsewhere on the spectrum?
a. Ultralight packer with a 5-10 pound base weight?
b. Lightweight packer with a 10-20 pound base weight?
c. Overweight packer with a 20+ pound base weight?
a. Minimal funds? (Challenges are good, right?)
b. Moderate funds? (Life is getting a bit easier)
c. Unlimited funds? (Time to have some fun!)
Gear is a very vague term. I’ll be using it to reference everything you’ll wear and carry into the wilderness.
See topic pages for details