Backpacking will be increasingly a popular method to travel. It allows you an almost unlimited level of flexibility with your itinerary and keeps you costs down much more than booking into expensive hotels. With this section you will find tips for backpacking wherever you are going from what to take with you to useful tips and tricks.
Amongst the key issues when embarking on a backpacking trip is what to take with you. You will need to carry your best bug out bag backpack around for long periods of time and it must contain everything that you will need while you are away that can’t be purchased locally. It is essential to pack as lightly as possible. Your backpack will need to be carried with you everywhere and having a large bulky pack can hamper you boarding buses and trains and will also tire you out to carry around all day.
You will have to cut down to the bare minimum when packing clothes, you will need to get used to wearing the same clothes for long periods of time although you will normally be able to wash and dry clothes overnight in most places.
It is advisable to take:
No matter where you are going a light-weight fleece is essential, this can be layered with other clothes to remain you warm in most climates. It is also worth remembering that even in hot countries it can get pretty cold at night. A rolled up fleece can also double as a pillow if required.