Planning a backpacking trip – especially your first trip – can be really daunting. In this video, I share my steps for planning a backpacking trip! There are some tips here for backpackers of all levels, so use this guide to plan your trips and share it with your friends!

Intro: 00:57
Step 1: Pick a Trail: 1:13
Step 2: Do Your Research: 2:43
Step 3: Pack Your Bag: 6:41
Step 4: Make a Plan and Share it: 8:22


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