The better you charge your backpack, the more things you can put in it, and the easier it will be to get your things on the way. In addition, by adopting the correct method to charge your backpack, you will also gain stability. Here are some tips for a properly filled backpack!
When you want to hike for several days, it is of course essential to be one with your backpack. Here are some useful tips for filling your backpack so that it fits your body perfectly. By filling the ideal backpack adequately, you are guaranteed a carefree hike. Here’s how:
A: Sleeping bag, mattress, sandals heavy duty backpack
Of course, you don’t need your overnight gear during the day. Better to place them below. If you are short on space, you can also attach the tent pegs and your mattress to the outside of your backpack. You can attach your hiking stick or camera tripod to it, if your backpack is fitted with brackets. Also be careful not to move too much material from the inside to the outside, otherwise you risk losing stability.
B: Folded tent canvas, tensioners, clothing, bath towel
Put all your clothes in bags (waterproof) , in order to gain maximum volume. Fold your tent according to the shape of the compartment.
C: Food, sweaters, jacket, kitchen equipment
Better to place heavy objects, such as your water bottle or gas cylinder , at shoulder height or even above and as close to your body . The center of gravity of your luggage thus corresponds to yours. avoid placing hard or sharp objects on the back.
D: Rain pants, binoculars, headlamp, gloves, hat Place over the objects you need during the day, like a headlamp, the binoculars or hat . You can easily access it at any time.
E: First aid kit, sunscreen, insect spray, snacks … swiss army knife, water, sunglasses. As many objects which will find their place perfectly in the side pockets where they will be directly at hand if necessary.
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Some additional tips
Avoid hanging objects outside your backpack as much as possible . Thus destabilized, it would considerably overload the muscles of your back and legs . For these same reasons, today we mainly find backpacks with an internal frame and no longer external, which offers many advantages .
Place anything that can leak and everything that needs to be kept dry in waterproof bags . Wrap your insecticide in a piece of cloth, because in the event of a leak, the product could damage your backpack. You will find here more tips to keep your belongings dry.
Test different ways to fill your backpack before you set out. This will tell you which method is best for you. in this regard, you should not think about what to take, but rather what you definitely do not need.
Carrying a heavy load on your back also has an impact on your feet. With the right combination of shoes, socks and soles, your feet will definitely last for miles.
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