So, are you the backpacker or the sophisticated suitcase tourist who carries a world with them when they go anywhere? While travelling can be fun anyways, the best travels are enjoyed slow-paced and at ease. One such style is backpacking.
Very popular amongst the westerners, backpacking is yet to pick its fame towards the east, especially in Asiatic countries. So, exactly what is backpacking? A sophisticated term for the modern nomads, backpacking is fun when it’s for short periods and in travel plans that require a lot of walking and exploring.
The trend basically started with mountaineers and campers and eventually picked up with young travellers around the world. You pack your essentials in a rucksack that can be worn on your back and keeps your hands free, is what makes backpacking popular and an essential choice.
So, exactly what should one pack in a backpack?
Only basic essentials and shift garments that solve more than one purpose. Travel light is a universal truth but backpacking is nothing close to travelling light. Sometimes, the travellers feel so insecure they end up packing stuff which they can easily get at or around their area of stay.
Packing should always be done keeping in mind the area one is going to visit. While packing for a camp, one would need to pack more essentials than are required for a city travel, especially cities which offer more tourist spots, are urban and popular as tourist destinations. Such places would always have good market for its tourists and travellers.
Try carrying clothes that can be worn more than once like jeans or jersey to avoid carry too many options. Carry only one drinking water bottle if you know you are in the city, when camping the rules of course are different. You need to pack more, food, medicines, Torch, power backups etc. Well, essence being, load your backpack keeping in mind how much you can carry for long distances.
And if still haven’t tried a backpack trip, its time you plan, pack your bag and let us know about your experience!