- 1 Choosing Right Backpack
- 2 Weight Management
- 3 Packing Secrets
- 3.1 quarter empty mind it.
- 3.2 Rule number 1 packs only what you will need your and eliminate everything you don’t need.
- 3.3 Rule number 2 is always remembering buying a pair of jeans or laundry later is much easier than carrying a pile of clothes.
- 3.4 Rule number 3 is carrying those gear that has multiple uses, can be useful all the time.
- 4 Packing Is Art & Science
- 5 Essential Packing List
- 6 Use Soap & Shampoo Bar
- 7 Last Few Words
When carrying a backpack on your shoulders rather than dragging it behind you the weight of your travel backpack matters.
Too weight or imbalanced weight can get you hurt.
So, it is always necessary to have the skill of how to pack a backpack should be in your pocket.
When in a situation of hurry who wants to go deep down into a pile of stuff inside of his backpack to find out the necessary travel documents?
Choosing Right Backpack
There is no stead first right way to pack your backpack but it is important to know how to pack a backpack in a smart way.
Tips from this article will help you to put what to where so that you can feel a fully loaded pack balanced on your shoulder and also you can get easy access to whatever you need, whenever you want.
Wait a bit before starting your packing a backpack, get a smaller backpack, it will limit you.
It will limit you to your priorities instead of overpacking temptation.
A backpack; right backpack never gonna be a bad investment.
Depending on your itinerary you should choose your travel bag type.
For prolonged day long stay you can choose an anti-theft featured waterproof backpack to protect your stuff.
I have written an article on the anti-theft backpack you can check out the article.
For camping or hiking duffle backpack makes it easier to access the main compartment of your backpack.
But what about wheeled luggage?
It is fine for a holiday in the resort.
Dirt roads, sandy beaches, big rolling bricks, cobblestone street, or old windy stairs it gets really awkward.
Then a backpacking checklist makes your work easier. You can ensure what you will be going to need beforehand and also you can also collect them beforehand.
The general rule of thumb of packing is breaking down your stuff and backpack into 3 parts each;
Middle Zone &
And for your stuff
Light and also
Essentials you’ll need urgently or frequently
In your backpack maintaining a proper weight distribution is crucial if the weight distribution is not well balanced you will get yourself hurt.
The best idea is to try different combinations beforehand to see which combination works best for you.
Experienced travelers suggest from their experience try to pack not at the last moment, at least a day ago.
At the last moment maybe you are stressed out and your bag is too full.
Keep in mind that, there are grocery shops in every corner of the world, you can buy toothpaste and toothbrush or a pair of sandals even in Cost Rica, clothes are cheaper in South Asian countries like Bangladesh, gadgets are cheaper in the Chinese market.
One top-secret rule is keeping your travel backpack quarter empty, you will see the result instantly.
quarter empty mind it.
For minimalistic travel travelers suggest following 3 simple rules;
Rule number 1 packs only what you will need your and eliminate everything you don’t need.
If it is the first trip think hard and long about every item otherwise you will feel like some travelers who later on wished for, they’d not packed as much.
Rule number 2 is always remembering buying a pair of jeans or laundry later is much easier than carrying a pile of clothes.
Pick some simple colored clothes than can mix and match every item.
Rule number 3 is carrying those gear that has multiple uses, can be useful all the time.
For instance, the swiss army knife is a good example, it has a versatile gear in a single knife.
You can buy to replace gear with a cheap one or you can also rent.
So why carry different, different tools for different, different occasions?
Packing Is Art & Science
Packing a backpack at the same time art & science.
Wrong backpack and packing it, in the wrong way all the way can make your camping harder.
The difference you could feel enjoying the view or seeing the view with injury if things have gone in the wrong way.
The bottom line is before going camping make sure you have perfect travel backpack loaded with your essentials in the right way.
A 40 litres travel backpack is quite enough for 2-3 nights to stay out.
On top of the backpack, you can put a jacket, snacks, pants, rain jacket, first aid kid, purifier or water filter, toiletries, map, and compass.
In the middle section carry cooking kit, stove, water reservoir if needed, bear canister and tent.
Packing heavy items in this section is a good idea by expert travelers. It creates a stable center of gravity and directs the load downward.
Things won’t be needed until camping place at the base of the backpack.
Bulky items like; sleeping bag, clothes, camp shoes or down booties pack this kind item at the bottom creates a kind of shock absorption.
If you are carrying any kind of liquid fuel wrap the bottle with the soft items to prevent shifting.
Make sure the cap is tight, pack the bottle upright and place it under your food.
Accessory pocket helps you to organize your smaller essentials like; sunglasses, sun cream, lip balm, headlamp, bug spray, water bottle, rain cover, documents, and cards.
For carrying trekking poles, tent poles, camp stool or chair, climbing rope for this type of gear some camping & hiking backpack has special tool loop or fasteners or some other storage solutions.
Fewer creases and space-efficient role clothing is a better idea than folding your clothes.
For organizing your clothes packing cubes are great.
They are cost-effective; from eBay, you can buy a set of cubes only for 10-15 bucks.
This gives you an easily manageable storage system inside your travel backpack.
Essential Packing List
For clothing usually, you can take as following;
2 pair of shoes
3 pair of pants or trousers
4 to 7 shirts or t-shirts
3 to 5 pair socks
6 or 7 underwear
1 sweater or hoodies
If you want to leave with a single backpack those would be enough for your 6-7 days travel.
As nightwear, you can use boxer shorts and tank top or pajamas as per your need.
You can invest in merino wool clothing though it is a bit costly it provides comfort in both cold and warm season.
It keeps you cold in the warm weather and warm in cold weather.
Even more surprisingly it gives warm when it is wet.
It has a magical ability to dries out faster than cotton.
For the rainy season or region, you can get a rain cover for the travel bag.
You don’t need extra accessories or clothes, just a rain cover is enough.
For a few bucks, you can get it from Amazon or eBay.
You can compress down to about an apple size.
Use Soap & Shampoo Bar
Generally, hotels provide shampoo, soap, and towels, if you are going to stay in a hotel in some cases they do not provide.
You can carry a shampoo bar and soap bar, microfiber towel in your travel backpack.
They are less weight and convenient in carrying.
Surprisingly a shampoo bar of 100ml will last long more than 250g bottle shampoo.
Again, a microfiber towel weight 10 times less than an average cotton towel and it dries much faster than cotton.
So, it is not a bad idea to have those things in your travel bag.
Last Few Words
Though it is being said that packing is at the same time art and science, it is a more bit personal.
What you will need some other person cannot say that. Depending on personal choice and need you should pack your travel backpack.
Here in this article, we try to show some basic guidelines on how to pack your backpack.
As a result during your travel you stay organized and light.