The first stage of almost any trip is planning stage. You should plan everything about where you are going to get and you should plan all resources that you might need in your journey.
As for resources, typically you will need the same “resources” in any kind of travel, e.g. some clothes, good footwear, some medicine, money, documents and so on. It sounds like a time-consuming task to get all these things into one place and don’t forget anything, but there is a secret, which unveil how to get all things ready in just 30 minutes. The ideas is to create a check list of things that you usually should take with you, for the first time this list will not be complete, but once you have traveled two or more times, you will have your own personal travel check-list.
The best advice would be – it is possible to buy anything that you might forget, so make sure you have not forgotten money, your travel passport and health insurance. Make sure you are prepared to various weather conditions, and for sure, it is a good idea