Hi. This is David Jackel on behalf of Expert
Village and I’m here to talk to you about what to pack when you’re in the Appalachian
Mountains. Now what you decide to pack, depends on the length of your stay. However, no matter
how long you plan to stay in the mountains, you should always pack more than you actually
might need. because you never know when there is going to be an emergency and you have to
rely on what you’ve got in your pack. You might need supplies for just one day or you
might need supplies for an entire week. But either way, always pack a little extra, just
in case there is an emergency and you need what’s in your pack for longer than expected.
When packing extra though, make sure that you don’t pack too much, so that it becomes
a burden. No matter what, you’re going to want a back pack of some sort so you can carry
what you bring with you around the mountains. Get a back pack that fits comfortably. It’s
strong enough to hold everything that you need to carry and is waterproof so it’s not
going to get soaked. Even if your backpack is waterproof, you should also bring along
some plastic to cover the backpack and anything else if it rains. When bringing food make
sure that you bring food that is not easily perishable. Stuff that already comes wrapped
up, stuff that can last for a week or two out in the wilderness. Bring a large water
bottle so that you always have a good amount of water with you. For longer trips, you should
bring a small stove, or a pot, so that you can boil water, so that you can keep it clean.
You’re going to be bringing clothing with you. You should have a variety of different
sorts of clothing and depending on different types of weather you might encounter. Bring
a cell phone , but leave it off for the duration of the trip unless there is an emergency.
And remember that you may not be able to get reception, depending on where you are. Bring
a map of the area where you’re going to be. It’s helpful to have a Swiss army knife because
they are useful in many sorts of situations. If you plan on spending the night in the mountains,
bring along a sleeping bag. That’s much more comfortable than sleeping on the hard ground.
You’ll want to bring a first aid kit of some sort with you. It could be something very
small, or something larger, and it should include medication that you normally take.
Bring along sunscreen to prevent sun burn and aloe, just in case you do actually get
sun burn. Carry matches with you and keep them in a ziplock bag so that they don’t get
wet and finally, remember not to pack more than you can carry because then you are going
to want to ditch the stuff that you have.