Not just car camping, but actually backpacking? I'm seriously considering attempting a few day long trip (max 1 week) and kidnapping Boo for the duration. I've done a 1 night overnight trip with her before (we probably only hiked about 3.5 miles to the location although it was a steep climb), but never any more than that. What should I know, both from an "on the trip" standpoint and from a preparatory standpoint? Some questions to answer - Beyond food, what dog specific items would I need? Could I expect the dog to live off of unfiltered water while we're out (AKA stream water?) - she drinks it already but it's never been her sole source What is the etiquette with off leash dogs and backpackers? Should I worry about the length of the walking per day (neither Boo nor I has hiked for more than a day at a time) Do I need to worry about her age if she's otherwise healthy (she's probably ~8 or 9 now) Did you enjoy your trip(s)? And anything else you might want to add would be excellent!