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    Packing a Backpack

    If you're hitting the trail for the day, you'll have a trek that's safer and more successful if you pack these items in your backpack.

    For energy:

    • Water
    • Lunch/Dinner (nothing too rich or greasy)
    • Snacks
    • Extra bag (for your trash)

    For comfort:

    • Moleskin (to prevent blisters)
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • Wet wipes
    • An extra pair of socks/gloves
    • Rain poncho

    A prepared hiker is a happier hiker. Maybe you won't need these items, but take them in case you do...

    For safety:

    • Map
    • Bandaids
    • Hand sanitizer (can be used for cleaning scrapes)
    • Flashlight
    • Firestarter
    • Whistle 

    And a few optional items just for fun!

    • A camera
    • A journal
    • Water shoes
    • A spirit of adventure! 
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