The joys of backpacking are many, and anyone who has set out on an overnight trek can attest to the wonders of spending the night outside after a long day on the trail. But no matter how well prepared you are for that trip you have planned, the weather won't always be on your side. Even when the forecast shows nothing but sun, it's good practice to be ready for anything; and even when your weatherman predicts rain, it shouldn't deter you from getting outside and backpacking - you're just going to want to take a few extra steps in preparing for your adventures.
This article was published in collaboration with MSR Gear.
At MSR, we are engineers, tinkerers and passionate outdoor users–each with strong perspectives on how a product should work based on our own experiences in the wild places we love. But collectively, we believe that innovative solutions are bred by challenging convention, and that functionality, simplicity and reliability are the governing elements of enduring design.