The Best Backpacking Gear for Men to Get You on the Trail in 2019
Finding the right backpacking gear doesn’t have to be complicated, but you do have to make sure you have the basics though like hiking boots, backpack, sleeping bag, and a tent.
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. This list is a good starting point for everything you need. The gear we recommend is solid and relatively lightweight. You can go lighter but more expensive, or less expensive but heavier. Used gear swaps can also boast awesome deals. Whatever your price range, get out and explore!
See the full list by Ross Collicutt on The Manual's website here.
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Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.
As a veteran of the Iraq War, I found myself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from which greatly impacted my mental health. In 2016, I came across the film “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about healing by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.