This is the time to get out there and enjoy your life. Going out on a backpacking adventure is a fabulous way to travel in a new and exciting way! But it’s not always exciting and fun, that is if you don’t pack correctly.
Today we’re showing you how to pack your bag up for your first backpacking adventure. These tips from the pros will ensure you have a fabulous time during your first backpacking trip.
Start with the Essentials
Make sure you start with the essentials. The essentials for a backpacking trip are slightly different than essentials for a hotel stay. You’ll want to consider the following essentials are covered and packed in your bag before proceeding to the next tip:
- Sun protection
- First aid
Make sure you pack biodegradable soap and eco-friendly options for cleaning your body and teeth. While out in the woods on a backpacking adventure you’re going to need unique ways to get your body clean and teeth brushed.
This is where biodegradable soap comes into play! Look up the options and buy some options that will work for your preferences. Hygiene is important!
Try to Borrow Stuff
Find out if any family members or friends may have some stuff you can borrow. You may have extended connections that have gone on a backpacking trip before or done something similar and have some items available for you to borrow.
Just ask everyone you know if they have anything you can borrow because sometimes you may get a yes from someone you least expected to have something you could borrow.
Keep it Light
Lastly, don’t forget to keep your backpack light! The items you bring with you are going to be carried day in and day out so you’ll want to keep the backpack as light as possible so that you’re not carrying more than you can handle.
The various options available for equipment and supplies will come in different shapes, sizes, and weights. Just make sure the weight of your overall bag isn’t too heavy for your muscles and body!
These are just some of the pro tips we found helpful for packing for your first backpacking adventure. We hope that these tips will help you get up and get out there in the woods on an adventure of a lifetime.