Backpacking is an adventure unlike any other. There's something to be said for taking an exciting adventure and packing nothing but what you can carry on your back. It forces you to rely on your primal survival instincts and it requires you to be adaptable, flexible and confident. However, it might be intimidating to plan a backpacking trip if you have never embarked on one before. Luckily, there are plenty of options for those who are new to backpacking.