Must-have Equipment for Your Backpacking Trip
Go wherever your feet take you and discover the world - there is probably no greater sense of freedom than the one you get when you are on your own backpacking adventure. Not knowing what the next day will bring, meeting new people and cultures, and discovering new territories is simply thrilling. However, a backpacking trip can be full of unpleasant surprises, which can be avoided by taking proper precautions.
Backpacking: Careful planning is everything
We know that spontaneity is part of a backpacking vacation's charm. Still, it can't hurt to plan a little ahead. When you've done your planning in advance, it doesn't matter if you are in Australia, South-East Asia, or Latin America. It's not about obsessively planning out every detail of your trip, and taking away the magic. But surely you will come across situation in your travels where you will wish to be prepared and some items turn out to be incredibly useful travel companions. Besides self-evident items such as a padlock or a Swiss knife, there are plenty of other must-haves that are just as essential.
Your 7 little helpers for an unforgettable backpacking trip
We will happily do the thinking for you from now. Here are 7 indispensable gadgets that should be part of every backpacker's standard equipment. With those, nothing will stand in the way of the sheer pleasure of traveling. Enjoy!
Security BeltView Deal
Pickpocketers are probably the greatest threat you will face on your travels. This simple belt has a hidden security pocket on its inner side so that you can have some essentials always with you. You can stash, for example, some cash or a copy of your important documents. Surely no one will think of stealing a simple belt.
Microfiber Travel Sheet
If you are planning long camping trips, a sleeping back is essential anyway. But also hostel beds can sometimes be very uncomfortable or unclean. This microfiber travel sheet is easy-to-carry due to its lightweight material and is fit for every weather condition. So you can have a comfortable retreat, no matter where you are in the world.
Microfiber TowelView Deal
You might have noticed: we are fans of microfiber! Especially if you want to check out from your hostel right after taking a shower, or if you want to quickly stop by the beach before you set out towards your next destination, this towel is perfect. The material dries really quick and is extremely compact and light weight.
Your battery charger to-go! Especially during longer hauls during your backpacking trip, there might be times where you might not catch sight of a power outlet over a longer period of time. While you should probably be more interested in seeing the local sights rather than staring down your phone, the GPS function of your smartphone is sure to come in handy every once in a while.
For all the bookworms out there: Who doesn't enjoy lying on the beaches of Thailand or at the Andes in a hanging mat and getting lost in a book? This slim Kindle Paperwhite E-reader will hardly take up any space in your backpack and is, therefore, a must-have for every well-read backpacker.
Compression SacView Deal
A very useful tool, especially for those who have trouble deciding what to take with and what not. This compression sac helps minimize space loss so that you have more than enough place for clothes, even for a versatile wardrobe.
Waterproof Dry Tube BagView Deal
This one is perfect for tours along the beach or for tropical regions. Nothing gets wet - and besides their high functionality, the bags by Overboard look really good and are available in different sizes and colors.