Jodi wants to backpack in the Pyrenees

I’ve never backpacked.  So, there’s a learning curve for me to make this trip.  First step is to try out an easier backpacking trip in the Appalachian Mountains together in July.  There are so many things to think about for an endeavor like this.  For instance, water is heavy.  I can’t possibly carry enough water to make it a week in the mountains. Where will I get water?  How many bugs are going to try and suck out all my blood while I am sleeping on the rocky ground?  What are we going to eat?  What things do I need that I don’t even know I need?

I did a little digging and found this list for the 10 most essential things to take with you when you go hiking in a mountain.  Very helpful.

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    1. Navigation (map and compass)
    2. Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
  1. Insulation (extra clothing)
  2. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  3. First-aid supplies
  4. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
  5. Repair kit and tools
  6. Nutrition (extra food)
  7. Hydration (extra water)
  8. Emergency shelter  


I have a water filter straw still from our India trip and I’m bringing that along just in case.  I have a sleeping bag liner that should be cool enough for July temps but enough protection from bugs at night.


I still have lots of research to do before I am ready for this trip, but I am excited to try something totally out of my normal experience.  After this trial trip, I’ll be ready for the mountains of France.


3 thoughts on “Jodi wants to backpack in the Pyrenees

  1. Don’t worry, girl! I’ve got it! I used to hike all the time! A little training again and I’ll be ready to guide you!!! 🙂


    1. Nancy says we are crazy. But, she always says that anyway. She said we should hike somewhere safer, she mentioned it but I can’t remember now. I told her what would be the point in that? We have to learn to be ready for France lol


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