One of the most effective ways to have the best backpacking trip each time is to come with a light pack.
Of course, it’s not always easy. In fact, there’s a lot we believe we need to bring so we end up packing too much.
Don’t fret. We’ve got tips to cut back on your backpack weight right here.
The typical backpacking stove isn’t the lightest one around. Plus, it eats up a lot of space. Your next best option is to eat cold instead. Don’t worry. Eating cold doesn’t void you of the pleasures of good food. From tasty nuts and overnight oats to dehydrated foods with cold water, it’s still as delicious.
Ditch the heavy bottles
Heavy bottles will weigh you down. Without content, it already packs up some weight. What more if you fill it up with liquids? Try to switch things up with disposable bottles. They’re far lighter and you can get rid of them somewhere along the way. Just make sure you dispose them correctly!
Stop over-packing clothes
Hardcore backpackers have mastered the art of packing light. Despite being far away for over a month, they’re able to make do with a few pieces of clothing. So don’t pack too much. Calculate how many days you’ll be away and be reasonable enough to trim the number of shirts you bring.
Bring two pairs of socks
If you’re going to be gone for one or two days, two pairs of socks will suffice. We typically use one for walking and another for when we’re sleeping. Just be sure to invest on trusty pairs. They have to be as comfortable as possible.
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