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5 Tips for Choosing a Backpack Before Hiking Around Salem

The dry season is between May and September.

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(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem has plenty of room to roam. If you are an adventurous soul, you can feed your thirst for stunts in this beautiful capital city of Oregon, right at the heart of Willamette Valley.

It is a magnet for passionate hikers, and its widely varied elevations have something for everyone at every skill level.

Furthermore, Salem enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The dry season is between May and September, while annual precipitation pours between October and April. But that should not worry you.

As long as you are armed with the right gear, you can check out most trails throughout the year unless local conditions are not friendly enough to take you. So, apart from your hiking gear, you should always check with the authorities before going with a green light.

Regarding gears, let's talk about your tactical backpack, which is probably the best company you would want to take on your adventure. Here are some tips on choosing this essential item in your hiking tool kit, which will give you the best experience each time.

    1. Remember that purpose is your top consideration. There are a lot of different hiking backpacks available on the market, but there could only be a few of those that match your purpose and style. Those are the types you should be looking for.
    If your heart is always longing for edge-of-your-seat thrilling adventures, military tactical backpacks may suit you. They are made for maximum durability, comfort, and function. You can take them anywhere to help you thrive in even the roughest conditions.

    2. Learn the basics of backpack design and understand their value to your adventures. Backpack features are not made just for fun. They exist to serve a purpose, and that's what you must learn about before picking out the perfect item for your use. Do your homework and research what each feature is meant for.

    3. Choose the most practical size. Hiking backpacks come in a variety of sizes. The perfect size is the one you can comfortably carry and stuff with your things.

    4. Try it and see if it feels right. To get a feel of the fit, do not be afraid to wear the backpack you mean to buy.

    5. Get accessories to enhance its purpose. To improve functionality and sometimes, style, you have to invest in accessories like extra straps, hydration reservoirs, rain cover, and others. You identify those the way you determine the kind of backpack right for you — by considering the purpose.

If you're coming to Salem to check out the waterfalls, remember that the waterfall season in Oregon is not during summer but around the start of the wet season, when the rushing display of gravity is at its most majestic.

It is calling all hiking enthusiasts to prepare their gears and get up for some adventure. If you are bold enough to brave the challenges to experience the picturesque view of the South Falls located in Silver Falls State Park, which is within Willamette Valley, better be safe than sorry — bring a tactical backpack with you!

Source: Salem-News.com Special Features Dept.

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