First time backpacking (going w bf who is experienced) this weekend and headed to the sierras.
Bought the TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack, a sleeping bag, foam pad for under sleeping bag, small stove w pot and utensils, and some food you just add hot water to make. We plan on taking fishing poles and seeing if we can catch any fish as well :)
I readily admit I am a city girl with no earthly idea how to survive in wilderness. Any tips/advice on how I can not be dead weight would be great.
Did anyone else start off pretty much on their own in exploring the outdoors? My family wasn't big on camping or hiking so I don't have a lot of knowledge to tap.