Taking your cat hiking is easier than you think!
Army veteran Stephen Simmons should know. He’s taken his 2-year-old cat Burma on hundreds of backcountry adventures. Here are 3 tips for following in their pawprints.
1. Start ’em young.
Find a friendly, confident kitten; expose him to frequent travel.
2. Keep ’em safe.
Predators abound. Burma wears a radio transmitter collar while he hikes, sleeps in a carrier near Simmons at night, and explores camp on a 6-foot length of p-cord so Simmons can easily fish him out of whatever tangle of branches or tree he ends up in.
3. Be realistic.
“If you want to get from A to B, you’ll probably have to carry him a lot,” Simmons explains. “Save the wandering for camp.” Burma rides in a soft-sided carrier attached to the top of Simmons’s pack with carabiners .
Find the original article by Rachel Zurer on Backpacker.com