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An Article That’s Got Your Back – Backpacking Insights

How awesome it is to be able to lug a ton of stuff without a lot of effort. Thank you backpack! Because they only have a pack on their backs, the possibilities of new sightseeing and activity adventures are limitless, within reason of course.

But of course, before you head for a splendid hiking adventure, you must make sure that you bring all the things you need to put in your backpack.

Pick a backpack that is comfortable and fits well on you. Seems obvious, right? Well, people often don’t even try a backpack on before buying it. So, don’t be like them, at least in this way. A properly fitted backpack is essential. You are going hiking and the last thing you need is a backpack that is wrecking your shoulders.

 

Below is a checklist that will make your backpacking adventure a pleasant experience, unless something out of the ordinary happens – yeah, like that’s gonna happen!

– Quick Drying Towel

Widely available in many stores. You don’t want a heavy, damp towel on your backpack, do you? I suspect not.

– Hiking Shoes

Pick comfortable shoes as you would learn soon enough that walking would be a major part in your backpacking adventure.

– Underwear and socks

These go without saying (so why did I say it? Well I didn’t actually SAY it, I SPOKE it).

– Long Underwear

This depends on the season and place where you are traveling. You might also wear your long underwear when you stay in hotels that do not have adequate well-heating systems.

– Pillow Case

Pillow case is an essential thing to keep when you stay in backpacker hotels.

– Sleeping Bag

Opt for a lightweight sleeping bag. Down is the best type of sleeping bag. Yes, they do cost a bit more (unless you got it for free), but the added cost is well worth it. Feathers are very light and you can compress a down into a very small package.

Hit up some old geezer for a sleeping bag. They aint gonna be using it anytime soon. Clean it before using it, you know how those oldies can be. I’m just pulling your chain!

– Passport

Don’t even think of leaving the country without it. Well, then again, you can THINK about it, but just do not ACT on it.

– Spy Wallet

So that you could be able to divide up the money that you have just in case.

– Day Pack

Most backpacks have a detachable daypack.

– Camera

A digicam may be better, but bulkier and heavier to carry.

– Journal

For the writer and chronicler in you.

– Flip Flops

Useful when you take a shower.

– Traveler’s Checks

You can never be too sure with your money.

– Wet Wipes

Always come in handy. Easy to carry too.

– Landry Detergent

It might prove handy.

– Space Savers

– Rain Coat

Especially if you travel on a rainy season or you’re going to tropical countries like those in Southeast Asia or South America.

– Lock

For the safety of your belongings.

– Band Aids

It’s better to be prepared than not at all.

– Travel Guide

Try picking a comprehensive yet easy-to-carry travel guide.

– Personal items such as toothpaste, deodorant, soap, and shampoo

For hygienic purposes.

– Clothing

A tip: The night before you leave, check all clothes that you need. Then take only the half. Clothing simply weighs too much. Take only what you can carry at ease.

So, don’t overlook the importance of a good backpack. Speaking of back, I’ll let you get “back” to work or whatever you were doing.

 

All the best!

 

Chris James, Editor


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