Travelling out to a different part of the country for a few days is not a big deal, and it’s relatively easy to pack up everything you need and go. But for those that intend
Travelling out to a different part of the country for a few days is not a big deal, and it’s relatively easy to pack up everything you need and go. But for those that intend on travelling for a much longer duration, such as months or even years at a time, it’s extremely important to pack only the most essential items.
This is comprised of travel gear and accessories that can make the trip smoother or more difficult depending on what you take along, and new travellers will want to make sure that they have all the right necessities before hitting the road.
This may go without saying, but many amateur travellers make the mistake of taking an inadequate long-term backpack for their travels. Unless they intend on staying in hotels for the duration of their travels, a backpack will become like a second home, meaning that not only does it need to be tough, but it also needs to have enough space to hold all of your personal items.
Backpacks come in many shapes and sizes, but it’s advisable to find one that has at least 50 litres of storage, has some sort of waterproofing, and is comfortable enough to carry for hours at a time, which often means finding a pack that has the right back support.
Taking a backpack everywhere you go can become extremely impractical after a while, and also becomes something of a security hazard: the last thing you want is to lose all your belongings due to petty crime. The best way to avoid this situation and to make day trips a little easier is by having a durable daypack.
These are smaller backpacks that can often be folded down to fit in a pocket, and allow you to head out for the day while leaving your main backpack somewhere safe, meaning that it’s possible to go out and play fun games without having to take everything with. Travellers are advised to find smaller, foldable daypacks that can easily be stored somewhere in your main pack for most of the time.
Clothing may seem like the easiest thing to pack at first, but depending on the size of your backpack and where you intend on travelling, having too many clothes or the wrong type can quickly become a burden. The best way to avoid this is by investing in high-quality, durable clothing that can be taken anywhere, is easy to wash, and has the right kind of materials depending on the surrounding climate.
While this can be a slightly more expensive option than just using regular clothing, it promises that your travel clothing can be kept at a minimum while still providing more than adequate covering for any kind of temperature.
The types of accessories that you take with you are entirely up to you, but there are some recommended items that should be part of your backpack.
Items such as document holders, power banks, cameras, headphones, a towel, some rope, torches, a laundry bag, waterproof bags, and more, are all worth having along for any trip.