Snowpack Outdoor Experience is based in Nelson, BC, the heart of outdoor adventure. Snowpack caters to people who are looking for the best gear to use on any of their outdoor pursuits. From footwear to outerwear to luggage and backpacks, we’ve got you covered in the best products the market has to offer.
Snowpack Outdoor Experience is also the home of Canada’s Only Patagonia Clothing and Patagonia Outlet, offering our customers great Patagonia gear at discount prices. Everyday customers can save between 30-80% off Patagonia clothing and gear.
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10 Essentials for Backpacking/Hiking Trips
The 10 Essentials are all about peace of mind. During a routine backcountry trip you may have no need for several of these items. But if something unexpected occurs, you don't want to be caught without them?they could even save your life.
The 10-Plus Essentials
Map (in a watertight case)
Compass (plus an optional GPS receiver)
Extra clothing (men's, women's, kids')
Extra food and water
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
Matches (storm proof, or in a watertight container)
Knife (or multi-use camp tool)
Water filter (or other method of water treatment)
Food storage device