My Top 10 Backpacking Tips – Tip #5 Bring essential Camping Supplies

Backpacking trips normally fall into two categories.  Those where you set up a base camp, hike away from the base camp and return later in the day.  Or those where you stay over night and continue the next day.  Tip #4 applies to when you stay over night and continue backpacking the next day.

Tip #4 – Bring some essential camping tools.

Whether you are a novice or veteran backpacker; it’s a no-brainer to remember to bring a sleeping bag and a tent with you if you are

Camping Supplies - Stansport Combination Folding Pick & Shovel

Camping Supplies - Stansport Combination Folding Pick & Shovel

planning to spend the night somewhere.  But many forget to bring the few essential camping tools you’ll need.  You don’t want to bring anything bulky or to heavy.  Try to keep the weight of the camping tools under 5 lbs and consider bringing the camping supplies  below.

  • a multi-function pocket knife (or Swiss army knife) – < 1 lb
  • a folding shovel so you can dig a small fire pit – 2.5 lbs
  • a small Camping Axe or Hatchet so you can chop wood for a campfire – 1.75 lbs
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