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Backcountry Camping In Alaska

Backcountry camping in Alaska can be a very rewarding experience. In Alaska, it is freezing for a good portion of the year and also very dark. You are better off to experience backcountry camping in Alaska during the summer months when it is a bit more climate and you can also experience the beauty of nature as well as the northern lights.

 

Alaska has a cold to freezing climate all year long so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. When backcountry camping in Alaska, you will want to bring a two way radio so that you can signal for help if you need it as well as let someone know where you will be going and when they can expect your return so that if you need help, it will come to you.

A backpack is an essential part of backcountry camping in Alaska and can contain everything that you need to make your trek all the more pleasant. You can even store your tent as well as other necessities in this backpack. You are better off to wear clothing in layers and allow it to do double duty in keeping you warm at night.

In addition to hiking in the wilderness of Alaska, your backcountry camping in Alaska trek may also entail fishing. There are many places to go fishing in this part of the world. This allows you to find your food and cook it over an open flame. If you really want to know what it is like to live off the land, backcountry camping in Alaska is the way to do it.

There is more than just enjoying beautiful scenery when backcountry camping in Alaska. Alaska is filled with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, but this is not what the trip is about. Backcountry camping in Alaska to some is more of a spiritual journey as it gives you the opportunity to really get in touch with nature and get the opportunity to live off of the land. Backcountry camping in Alaska can be rough, but it is also one of the more rewarding experiences that you can imagine.

While you should take the proper provisions when backcountry camping in Alaska, you can also look for fresh water for fishing and even drinking. If you are seeking a way to hone in your survival skills, this is it. Just make sure that you can get the help you need if, at any time, you decide that you want to get back to civilization.

Be sure to bring your camera when you are backcountry camping in Alaska as you are apt to see Moose as well as Caribou in this area of the United States. You rarely find any predatory animals when you are backcountry camping in Alaska.

 

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