Ahead of my upcoming “Intro to Backpacking” event, Katherine asks about planning group backpacking trips:
I have gone on several week-long backpacking trips before, but have not been the one to organize them; what does planning a 3-4 day backpacking trip involve? I don’t want to be responsible for bringing too much food & weighing people down but I also fear that I wouldn’t bring enough food. How do you distribute gear that everyone will be using (like food & cookware)? Does the largest/tallest/most muscular person have to carry more of the gear vs. a smaller/short/not-as-athletic person? I think you get where I am going with this…sorry I asked a question that doesn’t have an easy answer.