Backpackers have to be smart when they travel. Especially those who are on a budget. Preparation is the key to success, bringing the essentials on your journey & knowing them tips & tricks of the trade makes life a lot easier.
Here’s a quick list of essentials that will always make life a lot easier when out there backpacking.
1st off, is a backpack as you’ll not get very far backpacking without this!
Then we have,
Solar powered chargers:-
These beauties are great! There’s nothing worse than being abroad & your phone & laptop are dying on you rapidly. Your struggling to find accommodation on foot so you need to look online & you can’t find any place nice enough to let you use their electricity. But hold up its sunny & you’ve packed your solar powered charger. Get in there! Your sorted mush. Hit amazon.com if your a backpacker & haven’t got yourself at least one of these lifesavers. They’re fantastic & cheap enough on any voltage that’ll charge your mobile & laptop anytime, anywhere in the world that our sun shines its face.
Pop up tent:-
If your on a seriously tight budget then these are a godsend. They’re much better than the usual tents that can be a headache to set up & if that set up is late at night in the middle of nowhere, it can be quite difficult with a tent that takes about an hour to sort out. So pop ups are a gift. Just find a spot, unleash it & you’ve got a bed for the night. They’re so simple to use, compact & very cheap to buy that any serious backpacker should have one, just incase there’s no suitable accommodation when they arrive at their destination. Which happens a lot in the big cities all around the world. I always have a pop up in my backpack & have needed it on a few occasions when travelling.
A 6′ by 4′ is a great investment to put under your tent especially if the turf is soaking wet. Easily folded & takes up no space at all in a backpack. No need to wake up with a wet arse if you thought about this!
You can always use your backpack as a pillow for the night but you might wake up with a stiff neck that feels like whiplash. So for the sake of a couple of quid & a few quick breathes to inflate, these are a good investment.
LED travel lights:-
Its no good doing everything in the dark now is it! Cheap, cheerfull & they last a very long time. A good investment if your scared of the creepy boogeyman lurking outside your tent in the dark.
Yeah man, these are essential if you’ve had to kip in your tent for the night & wake up greasy & groggy in the middle of a field with no wash facilities in sight. Use these for a quick wash & wipe until you hit the shower when you finally find some accommodation.
If wipes aren’t your thing then this will come in handy for a wash or to drink. They’re compact & expand with water. A 5 litre one will do just fine.
Swiss army knife:-
A great tool to have in any backpacks, side pocket. Even if you use it for self protection purposes when camping for the night. To fend off them mosquito’s I mean;)
Backpacking is a great way to travel, either with a friend or going solo. The experiences you have are fantastic & can change you for better. Both physically & mentally. So strap on that backpack & get out there exploring travellers. You have a whole world at your feet.
Walk the walk, because the world is yours! 🌏🌴😎
Thanks for reading &……..
Backpacking is the Boyo Travellers😝