Backpacking is a great way for people to see unique sights and enjoy nature with nothing but a backpack handy containing all essential equipment. While you will have to deal with bringing just this one backpack with you, the possibilities for adventure increase as compared to other travel options.
Naturally, every backpacker needs to have a checklist of sorts, a list of items that have to be present inside the backpack before heading out on the long-awaited adventure. So without further ado, here is a quick list of things you need to bring with you on your backpacking trip.
The Backpack Itself This is the no-brainer of all no-brainers – no traveler in his or her right mind would head on a backpacking trip with no backpack at all! Choose a comfortable backpack that suits your tastes.
Not Just Any Towel… Widely available in many stores. The last thing you want is a damp towel in your backpack taking forever to dry out and stinking when it finally does…ewww!
These Shoes Are Made For Walking Pick comfortable shoes as you would learn soon enough that walking would be a major part in your backpacking adventure.
Several Days Worth Of Underwear and Socks These go without saying.
And Yet Even More Underwear This would be largely dependent on the season when you go backpacking. In some cases you may check into a hotel with poor heating – this could be a great help for you.
Just In Case…A Pillow Case In case you stay at a backpacker hotel, you’ll need a pillow case or two with you.
Sleeping Bag See above comments.
Passport For International Travel Don’t even think of leaving the country without it.
Using A Spy Wallet So that you could be able to divide up the money that you have just in case.
The Day Pack Most backpacks have a detachable daypack.
A Camera For Picture Taking A digicam may be better, but bulkier and heavier to carry.
Your Own Diary Or Journal For anybody who loves to write about their adventures.
Flip Flops For Bath Time To be used, of course, when you are showering.
Traveler’s Checks You can never be too sure with your money.
The Ever-Present Wet Wipes You’ll need these dainty little novelties. Very convenient as well.
Laundry Soap For washing your clothes.
How To Save Space
Rain Coat Don’t forget to bring one should you be traveling to tropical countries where there is such a thing as a rainy season.
Lock For the safety of your belongings.
Some Band Aids It’s better to be prepared than not at all.
Bringing A Travel Guide It will never fail you in case you run out of things to do.
Personal items such as toothpaste, deodorant, soap, and shampoo for hygienic purposes.
Packing Your Clothing The night before you leave, check all clothes that you need. But only bring half of them. Clothing simply weighs too much. Only bring the clothes you can easily carry.