Is thinking or going to do backpacking? Learn how to prepare and, mainly, prepare your bag for this adventure:
The first thing you need to do before making a trip of this kind is to plan, that is, obtain information about the place where you’re going, search on religion, politics, customs, etc. Know the site may prevent you pass by constraints.
The value of each trip and the script will vary in accordance with the available budget of every backpacker. Normally who does backpacking search the lowest prices to meet the greatest number of seats by spending as little as possible. To sleep, normally the most used are the hostels (hostels), because they are the cheapest. There is even a “alberguita card”, which gives a good discount on accommodation.
Some cities have free access to the Internet, search public libraries, universities, cafes, etc. Some cities even have internet within inter-municipal bus. Take advantage of the internet to research more about the next location you will visit, find more tips on what to do in the city, etc. A key thing to remember is to go up the photos from your trip in any databases on the internet (dropbox, flickr, rapidshare, FTP, etc.), so you’re going to make sure those memories (photos) will be in a safe place and you can download everything when you return to your home. In addition to relieving your memory card from your camera, you will have these pictures until the end of the trip (I’ve seen a lot of people lose their cameras or have them stolen during the trip).
Most towns have a TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE (CIT), in this location, you can find out about events that happen for free or at affordable prices, and information on movies, theater or parties, points of interest, museums and the like.
What to Pack in Your Bag?
According to hyperrestaurant.com, It is always advised that if you buy a waterproof backpack. There are several sizes and styles of backpacks, however, before you choose one you have to keep in mind how much will hold load and what will be the time of your trip (10 days, 15 days, 1 month, 2 months). When a bag exceeds your weight, it becomes infeasible to do this kind of trip. For men, usually buy bags of 65 litres of capacity, which is enough for the adventure. This will be the “cargo bag”, the most important, which will contain everything that you took for your trip, she is usually stored where you will spend the day (s) (hostel, hotel, Inn, etc.). It also has a smaller backpack, to be used during the day, she’s the one you go out during the day, this is called a “bag of attack”. In it you will get food, water, toilet paper, documents, money (only the needed), cameras, phones, umbrellas and anything useful out of the box.
Experienced backpackers always say that an essential thing to have in the bag on a backpacking trip is a roll of toilet paper. It may seem funny, but many say that is something indispensable. For those who drink, a bottle opener and a wine can’t be absent.
The Essential Items You Should Have in Your Backpack for Backpacking:
- Personal hygiene: toilet paper, toothpaste, SOAP, toothbrush, electric razor, deodorant, comb or hairbrush, sunscreen and lip balm, shampoo and a favorite perfume.
• Bath towel.
• Camera (remember to take more memory cards).
• Cell phone (don’t forget the charger!).
• Adapter for sockets with different inputs.
• Extra shoes (preferably waterproof).
• Raincoat or umbrella.
• 2 shorts.
• 2 Sleeve sweaters completed.
• 3 pants.
• 3 blouses.
• 4 quick drying t-shirts.
• 4 drawers.
• Condoms (you never know if you’re going to get along on the trip).
• Openers (wine and beer).
• Paper and pens, or something to take notes.
• Small Foods that sustain as: cereal bars or protein, etc.
• Insect repellent.
• Sleeping bag (if you plan to do some adventure).
• Dictionary (do not rely only on mobile translators).
• Tour guides.
• flashlight (or small flashlight).
• Hat and/or Cap.
* Drugs such as: band-AIDS, analgesics, antipyretics, etc.
• Multipurpose Knife.
• Mp3, Mp4, etc.
• Photos of your hometown, as football players (Ranaldinho, Kaka, Pelé) or your city, can help you make friends.
• Pen Drive with good capacity.
• Locks to lock the bag.
As indicated is taking few clothes (not to weigh too much to your backpack), you should always remember to wash some clothes (mainly underwear) where you will spend the day (s) or, if you can, go to a laundry express and wash all the clothes used. But remember, on a backpacking trip you should not worry if you’re repeating clothes and even if a suit has already been used and you couldn’t wash, the most important is the adventure and the memories that you have of that trip!
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