If you want to be able to head out on foot and go backpacking………….
A good backpack that has a frame. An internal frame, or an external frame. Around $100
Good hiking boots and cloths are number one. $300
And I have found it nice to carry along an extra pair of socks and sneekers in case you get your boots soaking wet. It helps beyond words when it is
It is also nice to have a simple change of clothes (light pants shirt and light coat) in case you get wet.(fall in the water)
Accommodations can vary.
A simple tarp that you can fold up and strap onto the backpack.$30
A bunch of tent pegs $10
A proper tent is heavier and cost more, But not needed when in most situations.
Good backpacking sleeping bag around $150
Food is a must
Water container/s. $30
Food/Food container/s. $30
Good small stove. $70
Fuel/Fuel container/s $20
Small set of cookware and utensils $20
Good knife, $20
Food should be the type with a lot of energy in it. Sugar and fat.
Do you want to be able to use local water? A purifier would be nice, but you can sterilize the water by boiling it.
Good small lantern that runs off the same fuel as the stove. $30
Good small head lamp with extra batteries. $30
Bug repellent. $10
Compass and map $10
Radio that uses same batteries as head lamp $10
Fishing/snaring equipment if needed $20
That rounds out to about $900 at under 25 pounds of pack weight not including food/water.
Food and water should make up the majority of the pack weight. About 25 pounds at minimum. 10 pound of food and 15 pound of water. Enough for 3 days
with ease supplies to spare.
If you ration yourself on food and use the stove to sterilize water to supplement the water that you already have, then you can push it out way past
three days of activity.
Hand gun for hunting and defense, if needed. $200 Puts you at $1100
If you want to operate from the car, then………. Then you can ditch the big backpack and put that money on a good tent. Bring more water, food and
fuel to allow you to stay longer. I would still bring a small backpack that you can load a days worth of supplies in (food, water, knife, map compass,
and a change of clothes.) so that you can go on short hikes away from the car.
I can point to specific products, prices, and weights if you want me to
edit on 28-1-2011 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)