This post is part of the Backpacking Gear for Beginners course.
Why do you need garbage bags?
Most trails don’t have garbage bins every kilometer so you’ll need somewhere to store your trash. Any garbage with food scent on it will need to be stashed with your food or hung in a tree over night to avoid animals.
Use your dehydrated meal bags as garbage bags.
Dehydrated food bags make great garbage bags after you’re done. I usually have a couple ziploc bags with me as well just in case.