Eastern Mountain Sports
400 Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Scaramella starting camping about five years ago when she was a freshman at Yale. She loved it, and has since expanded her interests to include kayaking and mountain climbing. She especially loves the time she gets to spend with friends and the friendships she’s made through camping and hiking. As a guide, she is an expert at advising people on what and how to pack for their outdoor adventures.
Campers should check the local water conditions before packing. If water quality is good, then they can pack less water and carry a filter for safety. Running water is better to pull from than lake water because there is less bacteria in it. The amount of water a person needs to pack will depend on the person and the conditions, but campers should remember that without water, they’ll only survive two days.
Because the weather can change so easily in the Northeast, campers should be ready for all possible weather conditions. Two years ago, in fact, Scaramella got caught in a blizzard while camping in October. Also, just because it’s chilly in the morning doesn’t mean it will stay that way. Backpackers should always dress in layers to easily accommodate temperature changes.
Having the right gear for the trip will make backpackers safer. It will also help you stay drier, stay warm and sweat more efficiently. Campers should start with a day pack that fits their frame and body. There are countless options available to suit all body types. To learn which gear is the right gear for a trip, campers should consult a guide like Scaramella, or research by reading from Mountaineers Books. Having the right gear for the trip will make backpackers safer. It will also help you stay drier, stay warm and sweat better. Campers should start with a day pack that fits their frame and body. There are countless options available to suit all body types. To learn which gear is the right gear for a trip, campers should consult a guide like Scaramella or research by reading “Mountaineering: The Freedom of The Hills” from Mountaineers Books.
Good planning is needed when packing. First, campers should decide if they prefer easier movement or stability. Loading heavy items to the center of the pack will protect the back and provide ease of movement, while packing heavy items to the bottom will allow better stability. Easy-access items like snacks, water and rain gear should be packed at the top.
Campers should not bring anything that won’t be needed. Because nothing can be left behind, campers will have to carry everything they bring for the entire hike. The heavier the pack, the less mileage they’ll cover. Carrying a heavy bag can also make a person more tired and more irritable.