Backpacking

You can’t beat sleeping under the stars on a warm summer night or waking up next to a sparkling mountain lake. It’s the best reward for hiking into nature and setting up camp with only the gear on your back. But what exactly does that gear entail? Whether you’re setting out with friends or rolling solo into the wild, here are the essentials for a comfy and safe adventure.

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By Emily Polar
Illustrated by Monica Garwood

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today


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