If you’re planning on backpacking anytime in the near future, whether in your own backyard from the house to the tree with dog urine all over it or across the globe three times until you go insane, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind and supplies you need to get to stay prepared. From backpacking backpacks to ample food supplies, there are many different types of things you’ll require before you set off on that journey to the center of the Earth, which I don’t recommend doing because it’s really hot down there and you’ll likely die before you even get through the Earth’s crust, but I digress.
One of those pesky elements you’ll encounter on most backpacking trips is the sun, even if it’s hiding behind a blanket of thick clouds looming overhead. That sun is out to fry you like the bacon you cooked on that little portable stove you love so much. This is why you’ll want to block those UV rays with sufficient sun protection at all times on your travels.