Backpacking Essentials

Backpacking Essentials

Backpacking is becoming a popular travelling trend where travellers would only bring a bag pack filled with their travelling essentials. It’s a minimalist way of travelling without carrying too much baggage. It is essential for camping trips, weekend trips or even longer trips. Below are some of the most basic things you should bring on your backpacking journey. 

Microfiber Towel

Microfibre towels are thin, lightweight and fast absorbing which is perfect for backpacking. You want to avoid bringing a large thick towel that takes up too much space on your bag. 

Power Bank

All travellers would usually bring devices that will help their journey a lot easier. However, finding a place to charge your devices may not always be easy, and in case you lose your power, it’s important to bring a backup charger. Power banks can charge all kinds of devices including smartphones and tablet. 

water bottle

Water Bottle

Having a water bottle will be handy for your trip especially if it involves a lot of walking. It will also help you save money on your journey as you won’t have to buy any bottle of drinks when you get thirsty. If you want to keep your backpack as spacious as possible, you can opt in for a folding water bottle instead of a plastic bottle. 

Basic Versatile Clothing

When packing your clothes, it’s ideal only to bring clothes that you would wear. Depending on how long you’re travelling, you may want to decide on how many clothing you will carry with you. The less clothing, the lighter your backpack will be. If you’re going for a weekend trip, you can bring two pieces of everything including your top, jeans, underwear, pyjama, jacket and socks. 

Swiss Army Knife

For travellers who are camping or will undergo long journeys, carrying a Swiss army knife can be useful for certain things. There are many ways you can use a Swiss knife, and you may want to do a few research on how and where or when you can use this tool during your travel. 

Toiletry Bag

Toiletries should include your essentials including toothbrush, deodorant, toothpaste, soap and shampoo. It’s important to freshen up during your travels.


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