It can be hard to know what to take when you’re setting off on an adventure. However, there are a few things you should always take with you. In this post Jane shares 4 important points to think about when packing a backpack, no matter where you are heading to.
Heading off on a backpacking adventure in the coming weeks or months? If so, that’s great! Seeing the world is a life-changing experience, which can help you develop and grow as a person. However, no trekker is worth their compass if they haven’t packed their bag properly prior to heading off.
Be sure to follow our advice when it comes to properly packing before your adventure. It could make all the difference when you’re off on your odyssey.
1. Cold weather clothes
No matter where you’re headed, always be sure to bring cold weather clothing with you. As 1Cover point out, you can be in danger of succumbing to frostbite if you allow your skin to become exposed overnight in nations where temperature shifts are stark.
It’s important to remember that just because a place can be sweltering hot during the day, it doesn’t mean the same applies for the evening. This is especially true if you’re from a country where you’re not used to rapid changes in conditions.
2. Varying footwear
Don’t just rely on the same types of footwear to get you through your adventures. There are a myriad of different types that will serve as the ideal choice dependent on the situation at hand. The Travel Hack provides a detailed rundown of which footwear is needed for every kind of adventure.
It’s likely you’ll need to take at least three pairs with you in order to prep for any kind of condition or scenario. Having this kind of option can prove a lifesaver in sticky (or rather muddy) situations. It also saves you having to spend excess money when you’re out and about.
Perhaps shockingly to hear, the majority of diseases spread from eating abroad comes because people are sharing utensils that haven’t been cleaned properly. If you take your own with you, there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to avoid food poisoning.
We’re not for a minute suggesting that having your own knife and fork will guarantee you avoid the dreaded Delhi Belly, but it will certainly go a long way to ensuring you’re not under immediate threat of it. Common sense is still required, of course.
4. First-aid kit
Always, always, always take the basic medical necessities with you when it comes to any trip away. Even something as simple as a plaster can prove to be a lifesaver when used at the right moment. Trip Savvy provides a detailed guide regarding what to pack when it comes to this type of thing.
Some of the most important items they encourage you to take include:
- Medical Tape
- Alcoholic wipes and hand sanitiser
- Sharp Tweezers
Be sure to try and keep as many of these in your pack as possible when you take on the world.
Have these packing tips helped you to come up with the perfect bag for your travels? Be sure to keep them in mind. They could prove crucial to the success of your trip.
Jane Rodinson is a thirty-something travel writer on a mission to see every single country in the world – on her own. A Forestry and Environmental students and works as a freelance writer for a few travel and pro-environment websites. a traveller by nature, Jane avidly trots across the globe; along the way sharing stories, pictures and tips for anyone wanting to travel the world solo.