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Here are nine examples of multipurpose backpacking Equipment:

1. Smart Phone: Cell phone, camera, GPS, music/audiobook participant, recording apparatus, journal.

2. Pot: Can act as a bowl, cup, washing machine and re-hydrating container for the ones that are going stoveless.

3. Condom: The older Johnny bag. In addition to the obvious, connies may also be utilized as an emergency water holder (as many as 2 liters) in case one of your bottles develops a leak.

4. Duct Tape: Can be used rather than adhesive strips or moleskin. Great for gear repairs.

5. Trekking Poles: Can be used to maintain up lightweight tents and tarps. Provide extra stability when fording fast flowing rivers. Mud, snow and water thickness tester. Handy for sword fighting training if you’re considering auditioning for a role in Pirates of the Caribbean 37.

Two old favourites — the classic Tarptent Squall (no longer made) and also the Fizan Compact rod

Camped above Rush Phari Glacier

Pakistan, 2008

6. Backpack: Putting your backpack underneath your toes at night, permits you to use a 3/4 length as opposed to a full-length sleeping mat. It’s not as uncomfortable as it seems. It’s good for you too, as after a long day on the trail with your toes raised helps to reduce swelling in the lower extremities.

7. Tent Peg: In addition to its primary function, stricter kind barrels (e.g. snow stakes) may be utilized instead of a potty trowel to dig black holes.

8. Kilt or Rain Skirt: A makeshift door for your tarp in wet weather and a floor cloth to sit on during breaks. Intangibly speaking, I suspect they help to promote a sense of community among thick-legged chafe sufferers and commando devotees.

9. Closed cell foam models are great for extending and sitting on through breaks. They also come in handy in case you are overcome by the urge to slip down a waterfall.