Travel Packing List – What to take on your next trip?
When we leave home in order to travel far and go in search of adventure we must take a backpack as prepared as possible.
It is true that depending on the destination there will be some elements that change or be replaced by others. It is not the same to go on a trip to the desert, to do a trek through the jungle for several days or go to the mountain. The same happens with the time of year or the temperatures of the place where we go. Our backpack will be different if the destination is cold or hot, but there are a number of items to carry in the backpack that never change.
The 13 Essentials for Camping & Hiking
First aid kit:
Although we carry travel insurance, it is always good to carry a medicine kit with basic medicines that can get us out of trouble. Paracetamol, ibuprofen, amoxicillin, antihistamine, serum . Bandages, compeed blisters, gauze, also too a small scissors, needle and thread and tweezers.
In the cold or intense heat for an improvised bivouac or as an object of signaling, an aluminized blanket is essential. There are two types, the silver of 200 gr and the gilt of 50 gr, it does not matter where you travel and how long you are going to be, in case of unexpected this blanket can be more useful than you think, that is why it is essential to carry in your backpack.
It is important to bring light to see the road or route if it is at night, and to see us if we are somewhere with vehicle traffic.
Knife, if it’s multipurpose better:
It can always get you out of trouble. You have to be careful if you travel by plane because security policies can not take it with us as carry-on luggage, but if we are going to go on an adventure if there is nothing more useful to carry in the backpack.
Matches or lighter:
It can be used to signal, light a fire or prepare food.
If we are going to carry our backpacks it is important that the toilet bag is as small as possible, so it is good to take small bottles of about 100 ml for the shampoo and the gel. Brush and toothpaste, comb, deodorant, cologne, wet wipes .
Important both in places with lots of sun and in the mountains, areas with snow or high altitude areas.
Apart from serving to dry us when leaving the shower, it can be used to dry the sweat or as a coat if it is cold.
Occupies and weighs little, and can serve us several times.
Water purification tablets:
In several countries, water can cause your to visit the hospital. And although it is more appropriate to always buy bottled mineral water, sometimes, because of the place where we are is impossible, and these pills can save you, there is much cunden since one pill is used for one liter of water.
Flip-flops and swimsuit:
Flip-flops are important to avoid the spread of fungi in public restrooms. And the swimsuit can get you out of a hurry if you have to clean yourself in areas with more people.
Canteen Water Bottle:
It will always allow us to carry water or any liquid, since it is very important to be hydrated.
For both the sun and the snow it is important to wear your eyes protected with our sunglasses. Even in places like the desert can be very useful to protect us from sand or dust.
Other Essentials Elements
Choose it depending on the temperature or weather of the destination. Not only is it useful if you are going to go camping, but in many accommodations around the world you will feel more at ease in your own sleeping bag. It can also be very useful in long journeys by train or boat. It is very important to be able to rest well in order to perform better the next day. Although it may seem very bulky, it is mandatory that we carry in the backpack and if we put it correctly we will not even notice that it is there.
In our adventures can not miss days of trekking, so the poles will help us a lot. The walking sticks facilitate hiking and reduce the risk of falls and injuries. They also reinforce balance and reduce fatigue.
Your must choose the model according to the trip and the needs. It is always appropriate to carry a light tent that facilitates your transport, in addition to placing it so that the weight is distributed correctly throughout the backpack. Although it is somewhat uncomfortable, the tent is something that must be carried in the backpack, so we must place it carefully.
Photographic and Electronic Accessories
The photographic equipment is something very personal, and it must be adapted both to the trip and to the level of the photographer. If we go on an adventure and we are amateurs of photography, we should definitely carry it in our backpack.
Memory cards, filters, data cable, etc.
For long trips it is recommended to take a compact and lightweight tripod.
Important to charge the phone, the batteries of the cameras, the iPad. Although we all like to disconnect when we are in the middle of nature, it is very important to be able to be located or to warn someone in case of an emergency, for that reason the electronic equipment, or at least a power bank or external battery, is something essential to carry in the backpack.
Laptop or tablet:
Very important to make backup copies of all the photographic material that we are obtaining.
Adapters of this type are needed in different countries to be able to access the electric current.