If you are wondering what matters on that next backcountry hike or family trip – here’s a guide to some important factors to consider.

What equipment and gear should I bring – a guide

Water filtering: Instead of carrying all that water, consider the different water purification options like LifeStraw. It’s a popular item in the must-have list for hikers. Even on family camping trips, you never really know what’s in the local water.

Water flask: Even with a water purifier, you still need to stock and bring some water for the hike – because there’s not always a stream nearby. Therefore, bringing a good flask is important. Insulated flasks or roll-up types are quite popular.

Sleep comfort: For a successful sleep, sleeping comfort matters. Accessories such as mats and sleeping bags are in high demand, even two-person sleeping bags like this Ohuhu.

A good tent: For a great trip, you need a tent. Easy setup, ventilation and compact carry are some of the things that matter to hikers.

Travel bag: For any trip, you need a versatile and durable travel bag with ample capacity, adjustable straps, internal and external rooms, lots of comfort, and exactly the right color to match your style. 2018 bags come in a lot of custom colors.

Lighting: You need multiple types of lighting on a hiking trip. A good pocket flashlight will come in handy, but lanterns that can be placed on the ground are also quite popular. LED options are starting to replace gas lamps.

Mess kits: Outdoor enthusiasts, scout campers and backpackers can’t do without a sturdy, compact set of pots and pans.

Two-way radio: A good radio (or walkie-talkie) for instant communication to travel buddies is an important piece of equipment.

Warranty: Always check if your product comes with a warranty. Camping equipment will encounter a lot of harsh conditions when you bring it along. If they break, make sure the company is a well-known brand that provides friendly customer service.

Two-way radio: A good radio (or walkie-talkie) for instant communication to travel buddies is an important piece of equipment.

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