How To Pack For A Weeklong Trip

When your normal menu consists of overnight adventures, it's easy to forget key items that can derail your plans. These hints can help.

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1: First step, check weather and terrain, so you’ll know what to take.


2: Work off a packing list separated into Clothing, Shelter, Kitchen, Travel, and Miscellaneous.


3: Lay everything out in a clear, open space, keeping items groups into packing list categories.


4: Once you’ve assembled everything, trim out unneeded luxuries, because a week’s food and fuel makes for heavy loads anyway.


5: Then check for critical, trip-ending items you might have forgotten.


6: Load your pack to make sure it all fits.

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