Off the Beaten Path and Into Storage: An Idaho Backpacking Guide

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Boise, ID – what a great place to start your backpacking adventures. The surrounding wilderness beckons hikers and campers to the Great Outdoors to experience the mountains and the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge nearby. With national forests and parks all around, it’s no wonder why so many people visit Boise and its surroundings each year. If you’re setting out on a great adventure, Central Self Storage has a few tips to get you started.

Tips for Backpacking in Boise

Stock up on extra gear and supplies.

You can never have too many supplies when you’re heading out into the wilderness for a day. Make sure to pack enough trail food and water that will last you not only for the days that you’re planning to hike but also a few days or more in case of an emergency. Bring a change of clothes in case you get caught in a rainstorm, and don’t forget matches or other fire-starting materials to keep you warm at night.

Plan your trek before you head out.

Don’t go out into the wilderness without first planning your hike. Do research if you’re unfamiliar with the hiking area, and consider bringing a guide with you or someone who’s experienced with the nearby forests and mountains. Pack a compass, a GPS-enabled device, and a map of the area to help if you get lost.

Avoid storing your gear in your vehicle.

Expensive backpacking gear doesn’t belong in the trunk of your car or in the back of your SUV. After all, it’s hard to put anything else in your vehicle when your hiking equipment takes up all the available space. Storage units give you a place for keeping everything secured and nearby when you need it.

Store Your Gear at Central Self Storage

Central’s storage units are the ideal solution for storing your hiking and camping gear. We’re conveniently located on West Vincent Street in Boise, ID, so you can drop off your gear when you get back to town. You won’t have to keep your equipment stuffed in the trunk, and it’ll be ready to go once it’s time to head back to the mountains for more backpacking adventures.