Hiking is fun, excitement and excitement. All you need is a good endurance, a little bit of patience and lots of energy.
Hiking with a lighter backpack can make your adventure much more comfortable. You will be able to make better excursions for a longer period. With a heavy backpack, you will soon feel tired and your back, knees and feet will start to hurt you and you will lose all your strength in no time. You will not be able to enjoy the adventure.
A lightweight backpack is important for efficiency and fun. So it is important to pack everything intelligently. When you’re on the track, your backpack will bring everything you need to support you in the wilderness.
Here are 10 tips that can help you lighten the load, but always bring everything you need.
- Examine the current gear
Check every piece of your equipment. Try weighing them first. This will give you an idea of the weight of your cargo. You will be able to better decide which items to keep in the bag and which ones to jump.
- Lightest equipment in the bag
Select the lightest equipment for your bag. Choose the lightest sleeping bag, backpack and shelter for your budget.
- Keep your light
In summer, you can’t predict how time will treat you. It may be hot … or it may be too hot. Wear light clothing and soft boots during your excursion because they will make you feel more at ease.
- Select only what you need
“Pack everything you think you need, then get rid of half.”
This is the most important advice. Only pack what you need, not what could be useful. For example, a laptop is a luxury and is not a must to carry on a hike, skip it. Don’t bring things just because you think they can come in handy. From experience, most of the time those “handy” items are never used; but you end up taking them to the end.
- First consume the heaviest food
Food and snacks take a significant amount of space and weight. Bringing them for a long walk, they will tire you out. To lighten the load, eat heavier and fresher objects first.
- Try the light options for liquids
Try taking juice and other powdery liquids. Bringing bottles of liquid will add a significant amount of weight. For soaps, you can go for dry, thin, paper soaps and other dehydrated alternatives. If you are taking water bottles, insert them in the side pockets of the backpack.
- Survival skills
If you are an expert, you will discover how “survival” skills help you overcome many situations with minimal equipment or supplies. This reduces the load on the backpack. And if you’re not an expert, don’t worry! Go out and explore! From small to large, every challenge will teach you the tactics you will have to face in every difficult situation as skills are acquired through experience. The more you do an excursion, the more experience you gain and the more innovative it becomes. The more experience you have, the more demanding you are in bringing the right “things”.
- Do not hang extra things
Always try to avoid hanging extra items from the outside of your backpack. They will continue to move from one side to the other while you do an excursion. This can shake off the balance, can produce unwanted noise and can interfere with tree branches or brushes.
- Distribute the weight
* Start to fill the belt and shoulder strap pockets first. These pockets are always easily accessible and the ideal place to put small and important items that you will need during the day.
* You can put a few energy bars and snacks in a back pocket because it is important to have many small meals during the day.
* You can put sunglasses, camera, lip balm or sun visor in the shoulder bag.
- Use common sense to pack
Make good sense of what you need to bring. You’ll see, this is a process that is mastered as you gain experience. Make a list of all the items you think are useful during the excursion. Try carrying out multi-purpose items.
Before, during and after each trip, take the time to learn about your packaging habits and to know which items you used. Taking the time to analyze what you have packed and if it was useful will help you reduce the amount of unnecessary weight and help you become practical in your next release.
A lightweight backpack plays a very important role for a successful and revitalized hiking adventure. The transport of light loads and the minimum amount of tools make the bag much easier to transport and require less time to pack.