First time campers & enthusiasts might want to hire a guide to take them where they are going and if you need animals like a burrow or sled dogs for instance, there are packers to go along and take care of the animals. In addition to harnessing, saddling, watering and feeding the animals a packer will load and unload them with the supplies that are taken. A guide can be an animal packer to.
Amateurs can benefit from a guide in more ways then leading them to where they wanted to go. The amateur may not know how to make camp doing tasks such as setting up a tent.
A guide can tell you what you’ll need to take to your destination. The guides’ wisdom is often a product of experience. They know the area and the seasonal weather that comes with the territory.
A guide can tell you what you’ll need to take but they may not help you load everything up. For this you might want to hire a local. Locals needing temporary work might be willing to help you load up your stuff. They could be thought of as packers in addition to the animal packers.
In the local paper you may use the wording, “equipment loader” to load camping equipment.
If you know how to get to your destination you might want to advertise for a local. The local can then load up your equipment, take you or go with you by vehicle, boat, plane etc. to your destination unload your equipment, set up camp for you while the transportation waits to take them back when they are done.
Be sure to give the local a certain time so they can return with the transportation to pack up and load the camp equipment so that you can return with them. This can make the trip more dangerous because you won’t have a guide with you; you’ll be on your own once the equipment loader leaves.
A camp equipment loader returning at a certain day & time would know if you were missing. These particular packers’ would be a valuable asset. Not only in that they pack equipment for campers & hikers but if you are going to be in a desolate, dangerous and isolated place where you could get into trouble and need help a packer is insurance to come back in a certain period of time.
In case something goes wrong they can make contacts to help or find you. Packers are a camp contact that can save your life.
Loading up equipment, setting up camp and taking the camp down then loading the equipment back up is a great way to earn extra income. If you know the area you can pack equipment and take tourists to their destination, set up camp, leave, return to break the camp down and unload the equipment for them when you get back.
There are likely to be many people who need help packing, setting up camp, breaking down camp and unloading equipment. This makes for a perfect opportunity to earn extra income and perfect for places where there are few to no guides.