Q. Sometimes on hikes or camping trips I pack a little bit too much or a little bit too little clothing. How can I restrict myself from packing an amount of clothing that is wrong?
– Overloaded Lloyd, Essex, NY
A. Some people recommend packing what you think you need, then cutting the load in half. While that might work for some, it might also leave you out on the trail missing important gear that you really need. A better bet is to use one of our handy Gear Guy packing lists. We compiled lists for several different types of outings so you should be covered pretty much no matter where you’re headed. You can check them out here.