5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Gear

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Gear

Get the Most Out of Your Gear for The Back Country

Time out of doors is a precious commodity to the outdoor enthusiast – but are we getting the most out of this time. One way to ensure maximum back country enjoyment is to get the most possible value from the gear you acquire and use.

Here are 5 ways to get the most out of your gear and back country experience.

– Purchase the best gear you can possibly afford. If you are going to spend a year planning your next excursion on the continental divide, spend three months getting into great shape, take three weeks vacation when its time for the hike, purchase an airline ticket, and so on then why are you using the cheapest backpack you can find?

A good backpack will make all the difference in the world. This applies to all of your back country gear. Whether its the GPS unit, sleeping bag, rain gear or dual-fuel portable stove, be sure to carry good equipment in order to get the most value for money.

Don’t buy cheap!

– Learn how to use all of your gear correctly and practice using it. When you are completely lost, its not the time to learn how to navigate with a compass and map. When you and your firewood are wet, its not the time to learn how to start a fire with the flare you’ve been carrying for 5 years in pack.

Take time to learn all of the gear features. You might be surprised to learn just how useful your GPS really is when you understand how to use the backtrack feature. You’ll be mighty thankful when you learn the proper weight distribution for your backpack. Take time to learn practice around your home before you venture into the back country.

– Keep your gear with you and use it as much as possible. Your back country gear isn’t just for the back country. It has unlimited uses in everyday life. Never go on a road trip without your pack. You’ll almost always find an opportunity to use binoculars or GPS unit. If you don’t have your gear with you, you’ll need it never fails.

– Take great care of your gear. Hopefully you’ve learned this from your parents and not necessarily from experience. Your gear will only take good care of you if you take good care of it. Conversely, your gear will let you down if you don’t take good care of it. That’s a bad situation to be in.

Inspect everything to get the most out of your gear before you embark on your adventure. Clean and properly store all of your gear upon your return. Have you check your gears straps, fuel, waterproofing, batteries and overall condition lately? Taking good care of your gear is an important part of enjoying the back country trip.

– When you’re done with it, donate it and some time – to a local scout troop. They are always looking for assistance from outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll feel great getting this last piece of benefit out of the old trusty gear!

Optimize your time in the back country. The easiest way ensure maximum outdoor enjoyment is to get the most possible value from your gear. Let these 5 ways guide you in getting the most out of your back country gear and your back country experience.

Use this information to get the most out of  your  gear and you’ll Get It Right The First Time. Get Outdoors!

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