High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mackenzie, BC, Canada.
Interest: hiking, skiing, camping, SAR, Canadian Rangers (army reserve)
Looks like the major ones you already have, or will have (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, cooking system), and you won't know what pack to get until you see how much room you'll need (like I say, lay it all out, then see what packs will fit it all in and are comfortable.. There is a recent thread on packs that goes over all this, have a look).
What items did you need reccomendations on?
Food and water are major, weight wise..
So have a look at how many calories you'll need on your trips (there are sites and formulas where you can calculate this), add a bit of buffer, and then look for the most calorie-dense and light foods you can get to meet this (oats, quinoa, peanut M&M's, etc, etc) and no more!
Same for water. Have a look at your hiking route and see where you are sure of re-upping on your water, so you only need to be carrying a liter or so at any given time.
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