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Paid PostUpdated on Jul 14, 2020. Posted on Jul 13, 2020

Are You Ready For Your First Backpacking Trip?

Think you have what it takes to go on your first backpacking trip? The great outdoors await, but first, gear up with Kelty.


  1. Where do the heaviest items go in your backpack?





    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    At the bottom, against the back!

    Your heaviest items like shelter and sleeping bag should be placed against the bottom and back of the pack to minimize the effect on your center of gravity. The Kelty Coyote 65 pack, with a Fit-Pro adjustment system for quick and customized torso fits, is designed for optimal physical comfort on all your adventures.

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  2. Which of these is not an
    ideal campsite?



    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    On a nice cool rock.

    Sure, rocks are cool...but they're not very comfortable and are generally not flat. The ideal campsite is flat, level, and soft, and is about 200 feet from the trail or water source. Once you find your spot, the Late Start 2 with Kelty Quick Corners makes for lightnin'-fast setup!

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  3. Which of these isn't one of the three types of wood
    fuel for fire?



    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Dark wood!

    The three types of wood fuel are tinder (dry bark, pine needles, dryer lint), kindling (small sticks), and fuelwood (larger logs that burn longer). Another way to keep warm is with the Kelty Cosmic 20 sleeping bag, designed for all three seasons with its quick-drying 600 fill DriDown™!

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  4. If nature calls...how deep should you bury
    your poop?




    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    6–8 inches!

    If you've gotta go, don't freak out! Just be considerate to others and bury your waste 6–8 inches in the ground. And know before you go that some trails may ask you to pack it out. After you finish your business, come on back home to the Kelty All Inn tent, whose innovative architecture includes unrivaled ventilation, which is always appreciated.

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  5. What's the most important gear for backpacking?



    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Footwear

    Sure, backpacks, sleeping bags, and tents are important, but if you're gonna be hiking, the most important gear is proper footwear.

  6. If you're going to overpack, what's the one thing you should overpack?



    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Food!

    If you're gonna overpack, bring more food than you need. High calorie foods will help you keep your energy up. The Kelty Coyote 60 backpack's smart storage will keep your snacks organized.

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  7. Which one of these is NOT included in best Leave No Trace practices?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Take everything you can find!

    You're supposed to leave everything you find. You're not the only person out in nature, leave some discoveries for others!

All information and images provided by Kelty

This is the true story of how four s̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶r̶s̶ friends (and a "guide," we’ll call him AJ) were picked to go backpacking, and had their experience taped. Things don’t always go according to plan. Watch and learn how to backpack with Kelty!

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