Figuring out what you need and don’t need to bring backpacking can be quite the challenge, even though it doesn’t really seem like it. You have one bag and so much stuff you “need” to bring with you. The line of need and want is one of the biggest struggles of backpacking.
But not to fret – I’m here to help you figure out what you actually need to bring and what you don’t need!
Now, I know that people usually start these lists out with their backpacks, but the actual main essentials are:
I know that these three are obvious essentials, but I made sure that this is the main priority since you really can’t do much without them, they’re practically your life savers!
Note:Just in case, bring some extra cash with you and store them in an accessible place. In other words, I suggest hiding your passport and cards deep in your backpack and photocopying them. So if any of the above were to get lost somewhere, you’d still have a back-up!
Backpacking is the best time for you to finally invest in a good quality backpack. I’ve known people that buy backpacks and get shoulder pains during their journeys or even worse, tore apart right in the middle of their trip. You see, this bag is essentially your only possession during this trip, so it’s important that it’s comfortable and has plenty of storage space for you to put your stuff in it.
Packing the right clothes (along with the right amount) when backpacking is super important. There are 3 main tips that backpackers go along with when they’re packing clothes, and that is to pack light, wear dark clothes and finally, bring less clothes.
In this modern age, you can’t go around without at least some of these since as the saying goes “did it really happen if you didn’t post it?”
And that’s all you need to go backpacking! In conclusion, it depends on your preferences, but this is our basis for what essentials are needed for a backpacking trip, now go on and have your big adventure!