|My favorite/most comfortable outfit|
The hippack vs. the backpack. This is something each person definately has to try out for themselves. To start out we all had backpacks, which was OK for carrying lots of things we thought we needed. But as we increased the miles we were walking we didn't like how sore it made our shoulders and how sweaty our backs were getting. So I read the message boards on the 3 day site and found a lot of people recommended the hippack that you could find in Walmart. I figured at least this one is cheap ($10!) so if I didn't want to use it I wouldn't feel bad, other ones were going for up to $40! I bought this one, and loved it. It was light, padded and comfortable, and came with 2 large water bottles. My teammates borrowed mine to try out and liked it too, so we all got the same kind. On the 3 Day event it turned out many other people liked them too, because we saw lots of people with the Walmart hippack. I will definately use the same one next time, it was perfect!
|trying to find YOUR tent can be difficult...|
I guess it boils down to taking everyone's advice, combining it, and trying out what you like ahead of time. That way you can see what will best work for you!