DIY Travel Hacks To Ready Your Backpack Smartly

DIY Travel Hacks To Ready Your Backpack Smartly

Backpacking is one of the necessary keys for organizing your trip meaningful and worthy. Once you maintain your pack in a smarter and lighter way, the path wherever you travel will be much easier. A minimalist approach to arrange your packing will make the travel more comfortable and mobile.

Whether we go for a vacation or take a short trip within our home town, we must pack our bags so that, the load won’t bother us. It’s too tempting to overpack with unnecessary items. Are you intrigued by the proper and minimalist approach for packing a bag?  The following are the fastest and appropriate techniques. Read the article till the end.

1. Roll the Clothes For More Space

Rolling clothes is the fastest way to maximize space in your backpack. Our clothes will be organized and we will have more space for other general items such as a brush, toothpaste, food, etc. The best method to fold clothes is called Ranger Rolling. So how to roll the clothes properly? At first, you have to lay the clothes flat on the bed.

After that, fold two inches from the bottom of the clothes so that you create a pocket. From the opposite side of the clothes, roll down to the end and cover with the created pocket. Rolled it tightly so it won’t unfold. You can learn it quickly through the video shown below.

2. Choosing the Right Bag

The best way to make a great burrito with a good tortilla. We can’t pack well if we don’t have the right bag. In order to avoid overpacking, we should get middle-size bags which would surely reduce the temptation for organizing the backpacks. The more you can adjust your personal stuff, the more space you can make in the bag.

Ready Your Backpack Smartly
40-litre bag, Kelty

Most travelers usually carry 40 liters capacity bags which is assumed to be a perfect size. Further, the size of the bags matters as well as the quality. Medium size bags works amazingly well for most of the travelers. It is a short trip or a long one in the mountains, we prefer 40-45 liters bags for packing your necessary items.

3. Rules For Travel

You can follow the methods for light packing. Here we have some basic principles:

  • Putting Necessary Items

Take out the obligatory gears from the closet. Think for a couple of minutes about the needed item which you want to carry. On the other hand, neglect anything that you won’t need while you are traveling. Backpacking with more stuff might be uncomfortable and unsafe. Many first-time travelers regret packing more items.

  • Organize Your Backpacks

Don’t overload your bag only by putting clothes that you won’t use. Rather pick some versatile simple clothes that can you use for a longer time. You can do laundry of the same cloth than carrying a week’s worth of clothing.

  • Types of Trip

Be more object-oriented, focus on those items which you will be using more frequently. Keep in mind that instead of carrying loads like a porter, you can take some clothes on rent from the respective shops. Try to find cheap and comfortable clothes that will be beneficial for your travel.

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4. Expert Suggestions

Most of the people don’t just follow the right techniques while traveling. I myself have traveled a lot, so here are some of the tips and hacks that you can follow.

  •   Health Kit

After going to an international touring, we might get food poisoning or fever. So keep your own health kit which consists of Band-aids, Neosporin, pain relievers, cold medicine, medicine for stomach trouble, itch relief ointment, antibiotics in the backpack.

Ready Your Backpack Smartly, Packing toiletries and other small items
Packing toiletries and other small items, masr20
  • Organizing the Compartment

In my main component of the backpack, I usually keep rolled clothes. Also, roll up shirts and t-shirts, so you can see at a glance. Further, I prefer packing cubes to store my undergarments.

Using packing cubes to store socks and underwear
Using packing cubes to store socks and underwear

I usually carry two pairs of shoes. One pair of shoes is there as a backup in case my other shoes tore up. I keep a pair of extra shoes in a plastic bag, whenever I go out for a week-long trek.

I often travel to the cold place i.e. the Himalayas. So if you are a bit a daredevil type of person, who often goes for a trip, hiking or long trek, then you must carry good warm clothes. Fur or down clothes will keep you warm all the time. So, I prefer you to have fur clothes which are also rainproof.

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About the author

Saugat G

I am an IT engineer & Guitarist but my passion for writing draws my attention.
Talking about my hobby, I am a travel freak, recently, I have been to Queen of Lake (Rara) for my vacation.