First Aid Kit
|As we become more experienced & accumulate better gear, we are taking
a closer look at how much things weigh & what we really need to take on any given
trip. Ten pounds can make the difference between a fun, comfortable trip & a
back-breaking, miserable one. But don't skimp on the essentials (1st Aid, water tablets,
etc.) because, after all, you DO want to Be Prepared.
For great tips on lightening the load visit
our friends at:
The Lightweight Backpacker. For tips & advice on gear from other backpackers visit the
discussion forums at
Backpacker Magazine Base
We've accumulated a lot of gear by
giving it to each other for gifts (Christmas, birthday, etc.), buying it used from our
gearhead friends, & hitting the yard sales. You can rent the expensive
outdoor shops before you make an investment.