The Kitchen Sink or Just a Toothbrush? Gear Basics for Backpacking

Barry Randall
Barry Randall – Outings Chair

What are the must-haves if you are going backpacking? Which pieces of gear do you need, which would add to your enjoyment, and how do you balance pack weight vs comfort? This overview will discuss backpacking philosophy and review a complete gear list, including 10-essentials and the advantages of multi-purpose tools. 

Handouts for this training: 

10 Essentials Slide
Backpacking Gear List
Gear Basics Presentation

The speaker for this event will be: 

Barry Randall, who has been camping and backpacking for the past 50+ years. He is currently the chairperson for the Miami Group Sierra Club Outings, where we plan and lead a variety of outdoor adventures, including backpacking, for all skill levels.

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