What do you think about backcountry trip? In fact, it is all about the team building challenges. We recommend you to have better prepared to make a successful trip. So, if you love someone and invite this person to go backpacking as your partner, we wonder whether you still can love this person or not. Do this if you love with your gang and we would like to see the end after the backcountry trip.
Sometimes, you can laugh with your partners, but it does not mean that everything will be so well on the trail, between you all. Seriously, backpacking with your boyfriend, your best friend, and even your gang is the real adventure. It requires the serious team building that you can even know about their real personality. So, it is not a wrong option to choose backpacking with your special person to know more about his personality. If he accepts your invitation to go for backpacking, here are the tips you must know.
1. Team First
Always keep in your mind that you have a team. What can you do to plant this idea on your mind? Say and repeat it. You two are a team. You are not walking alone so that everything is all about the team. You cannot think about yourself. Here, you two have to work together to deal with the trip. If your partner enjoys it, you will enjoy it too and vice versa. Therefore, if you put your partner down, you will feel the trip is bad and down your mood too. So, the rule is simple. You need to support, encourage them and always be there for them when they need help.
Before starting the adventure, it is good to communicate the goal of the trip. It is good to tell and communicate about the things you will be doing. You two have to discuss the terrain, mileage, elevation gain, and other important things for the trip. What will you do if one of you has a slower pace? You should solve this problem by finding the best way to tell others to slow down or to speed up. Both of you must agree about the plan, the details such as the reservations. If it is out of the comfort zone, do not hesitate to speak up.
In addition, it is good to let others know about your feeling while you are hiking. It is not that hard to start this point. For example, you can check others and ask “How are you doing?” This will start others to communicate. If you want to take a turn down the trail and you doubt whether it is right or not, discuss it. After the trip, talk how about their feelings, the favorite parts, the things you hate most, and others. When some people think that this is unnecessary, the benefit is to build communication.
3. Encourage and Support
Well, don’t do backpacking if you hate something hard. It is true that backpacking is not all fun things because sometimes it is stressful and tiring. In this point, you are hiking with the weight on the back for miles away. The story would be different if all of you can support and encourage each other to deal with the long uphill.
It is good to get annoyed with your partner if she stopped quite often during the trip. Just be patient and stop whenever your partner needed too and made sure that she got extra water bottles and encouraged her. At the end of the day, your partner should not feel guilty to ruin your day. You should not make her feel bad.
It is important to know your partner’ condition like when they are dehydrated or they need to stop for a while on the trail. In the backcountry trip, you two have to tackle any obstacles together. Therefore, you must become attentive. Each of you will be the shoulder to each other to lean. Attentive is the best way to learn about your partner. Make it easy for everyone. For example, if your partner is getting irritable, it is good to stop and enjoy a snack. If your partner is the real stubborn and does not admit that the hike is too hard, be the great partner by suggesting her to stop more often to hydrate while enjoying some snacks.
5. Don’t Blame Others
Remember that you two are a team. At the very first beginning that the mistakes would never happen if you two have built a good communication. So, don’t blame each other for anything that happens on the trail. For example, if you two miss the turn, it means you missed it together. If you two took the wrong trail, you turned down the trail together. Blaming will not make the atmosphere goes right or better. Instead, it will only ruin the joyful trip, create tension and even hurt the exhausted feeling. It is good to roll with the punches and laugh for the silly things happened to you two.
We love this part! After the long miles of hiking, you should know how to set up the camp quickly and how to get your stove rolling. If you two can work together and do everything quickly and easily, it means you will have more time to relax. If your partner does not know how to use the gear, spend a little time to learn before the hiking day.
For example, you can invite her to a local park and take the gear out there. Teach her how to use it. Learn more about how to set up the tent or light the stove together are great!
7. A Date
Technically, hiking with your partner means a date. You are there and plan with her because she is someone you love and vice versa! Make it great by giving each other hugs, kisses, and others if you cannot resist your happiness after all the tiring day of hiking and finally the tent is ready. It does not across the law if you are snuggling with your partner. Other nice things to do are to offer to cook the dinner while your partner is still enjoying her time to relax. All the things you two should do are to make the trip is fun and treat your partner as your special one.