how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

I also liked how my head wasn’t directly beside the door, which often occurs for an end-door tent. If something crawled through the zipper door it wouldn’t immediately be inches from my face but instead would have to work its way a few more feet to my head. At the same time, my head wasn’t… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Be prepared to adjust plans based on the conditions you encounter. Have backup plans in case of gear and equipment failures. So, I reached out on the private Facebook group “Ozark Trail Section Hikers and Backpackers” and eventually talked to seven other successful OT thru-hikers. And on summit day, I sure am glad I have… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, and also for school. The front and hip straps make it very comfortable and takes alot of the pressure of your shoulders and back. Drinking water is a serious consideration for any thru-hike. Even at the driest part of the year, there are many water sources on the… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

The umbrella gives me a little roof to walk under, but it’s not for everybody. I’ve also used a poncho which kept my upper body dry, but I still get clammy. For me, planning campsites involves guesswork and looking at topographical maps. I cut post-it notes into strips and stick them to the map where… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

We’ve scouted the best routes, from easy day hikes to epic overnight bike-packing.Find detailed itineraries, directions, and maps right here. While this pack won’t work for everyone, it’s a practical size for day trips, light travelers, and kids. Includes compression straps on the sides to keep your gear stable. This pack has a lot of… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Today I immediately loaded it up and went out for a few hours. For water and OJ I use Vapur anti bottles which aren’t bulky at all. My glucose meter and keys went in the small outside pocket. I did instantly notice the difference of carrying a lighter bag. I also don’t really prefer single… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

This daypack ended up being the cheapest after a quick perusal. For the second overnight hike in which I used the pack, I left the hammock at home and stuffed an REI Stratus insulated pad ozark trail canopy and lightweight bivy inside. Aside from the main pack bag, there is a small zippered compartment on… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

My friend chose to not put up his rain fly betting on the perfect weather to continue while enjoying the stars at night. During those five minutes of rain, he was a little more stressed as the risk of a wet sleeping bag had not been completely mitigated and he rushed back to the campground.… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

You may find it helpful to make a list of meals for each day you are out on the trail to ensure that you are not over- or under-packing for your trip. Outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, and also for school. The front and hip straps make it very comfortable and takes alot… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Be aware, this is a daypack, intended for lighter loads and shorter distances. It isn’t built to be on your back 8 hours a day, and it won’t support 25 pounds. Used for its intended purpose, this is one of the best hiking/backpacking deals I’ve ever come across. I sweated just a bit but not… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums