Back packers
Back packing for the hike.

All of us have packed a backpack, at least in some point in our lives. When you venture out on a serious adventure with your backpack as the armory of tools, store of all supplies and more it pays to have a system that enables load at low-stress while enhancing comfort. This could mean elimination of negative impact to your back, body and joints. This will also reduce fatigue.

KEY POINTS:

  1. LIGHTER GEAR AWAY FROM YOUR BACK
  2. LESS USED ITEMS IN THE BOTTOM
  3. FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS ON TOP
  4. HEAVY GEAR CLOSER TO YOUR BACK

You start by dividing up your gear. Heaviest items go in the center of your spine and closer to your back. Items like your sleeping bag go tucked in the bottom and you could strap them in a modular fashion. You would only need them when you finally make camp. Frequently accessed gear like compass, GPS, maps, snack etc. get packed up finally on the top where you have quick and easy access. Finally, it helps to use compression straps/bungee/para cord to tighten up the pack so your gear do not shift in travel. Keep your pack looking as sleek as possible!

 

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