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There’s something freeing about hitting the trail, trekking poles in hand, with all the backpacking gear you need in your backpack. Whether you head out solo or with friends, don’t forget to bring the backpacking essentials – backpacking food, bivy sacks, headlamps and more – that will turn your next night under the stars into a perfect adventure.