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Packing your Backpack

Let's begin with saying theres no one right way to pack a back pack. Packing is a sort of skill that you practice over and over again until you find the best method for you. 

With that being said, here are some tips to help you avoid making some mistakes along your journey.  

Packing can be broken into 3 zones: bottom, core and top. 

BOTTOM: Bulky items (Things you won't need while walking)

  • Sleeping bag 

CORE: Heavier items

  • Cooking kit
  • food
  • Tent

TOP: Essential items you need while on the trail - things you can easily access 

  • Rain jacket 
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper 

There are also accessory pockets: Perfect for smaller items that you can grab while on the move; sunblock, water, snacks, lip balm, headlamp etc.

 

Check out this video for more information

 

Leave your best packing tips below to help those just starting out! :)  

 

References

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/loading-backpack.html

 

 

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