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Backpacking Gear for Beginners: Notebook and Pen

This post is part of the Backpacking Gear for Beginners course.

Why do you need a notebook and pen?

I love taking notes of what happened on my trips. I journal a bit, including notes on what gear I’m using (or not) so I can refine my kit for next time. It is an optional piece of kit.

Having journals from past trips are fun mementos from the experience and a way to add some stories to photos. 

Bring a pen

A notebook without a pen isn’t much use. I like the Rite in the Rain books which work when they are wet but any old notebook and pens work well when it’s dry. 

A pen will help with filling out forms, payment envelopes at the trail or exchanging contact information with friends you meet on the trail.

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