Every good adventure starts with the right preparation. Whether you’re planning a hiking expedition, camping trip, or beach day, having the right gear with you will make your quest all the better.
Choosing what bag or backpack you bring on your adventure is the first step. This is where you’ll be storing the majority of your things, so you want to make sure that it will fit your needs. Don’t forget that you’ll be carrying it around, too! Each style has its own pros and cons. If you are somewhere that there is a possibility of your things getting wet, a simple dry bag might be the way to go. On the other hand, a longer camping/hiking trip through the Sawtooth Mountains might require something bigger like the Advanced Primate Mission Pack, layered with pockets and storage space. At the end of the day, this decision is up to you, the nature of your adventure, and what you are looking to carry with you.
ClothingYou don’t want to be caught in a rainstorm with only shorts and a t-shirt or in the desert with thick long sleeves and jackets. Be sure to check the weather ahead of time, and plan accordingly. One of the best packing tips for any adventure is layering. Idaho weather can vary drastically between day and night, especially if you find yourself hiking through the mountains. A Deso Supply Co. fleece jacket can be a lifesaver on those colder nights and as the sun comes up, having a comfortable t-shirt underneath and a hat to swap out for your beanie will make the days that much better.
Accessories come in all shapes, sizes, and uses. From sunglasses and reusable water bottles to knives and fire starters, choosing the right accessories for your adventure is crucial. Maybe you’re going to a nearby national park for the weekend to get away from life for a little bit and relax. In that case, we have a durable, extra wide hammock on our website. And don’t forget -- it’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit with you on any adventure -- accidents happen!
In conclusion, preparation is key when going to explore the wonders of Mother Nature. Even if you are the type of person that likes to “go with the wind” and see where it takes you, having some knowledge of what you’re going into beforehand can be the beginning of another unforgettable trip. Adventure is calling and, now that you’re prepared, it’s time to pack up and go!