Wild camping is fun and you can get fantastic and inaccessible locations where campers and roulettes don’t reach. However, the key is to keep your rucksack as light as possible and put your things in the best order to prevent energy consumption and back pain.
The following list provides you some tips that can be very useful:
- It’s important to make a previous list before preparing the backpack.
- Put your different objects inside plastic bags and place them in different sections.
- The weight distribution is essential. It is recommended to put the sleeping bag and extra footwear on the bottom. Heavy items should be stored closely to your back. The centre of gravity must be as close to the back as in order to adopt the best walking posture.
- We must place the food on the top.
- A jacket, a waterproof jacket or a first-aid kit are some items that need to be handy, so put them in the outer upper part of the backpack.
- The external pockets should be reserved for glasses, sun cream, hat, map, compass, water bottle, documents…
- Avoid hanging objects in your backpack.
- Plastic bags will be useful to keep dirty or wet clothes.
- The best thing is to have a lightweight backpack.
- Containers which contain liquids must be stored separated and inside a plastic bag.
Travel essentials in a backpack:
- A change of clothes
- In addition, dried fruits and energy bars. They don’t need extra storage space and they’re a potential source of natural energy.
- Matches and lighter
- A first-aid kit (gauze, tape, bandages, tweezers, antiseptic, hydrogen peroxide, scissors, needle and thread)
- A map/GPS and a watch
- Thermo, whether it’s winter or summer
- Dishes and cutlery
- A knife
We hope you enjoy your excursions like backpackers.