Going abroad to experience different countries and cultures is one of life’s precious aspirations. Do not destroy your foreign backpacking holiday by taking most of your belongings with you. Leave the heavy load at home and learn how to pack a backpack for months of road trips in a carry-on size bag.
These practical packing tips will keep your load light, your packing tight and your attitude on track for a great journey without weighing you down. In fact, you will be surprised at how little a load you can get by with and how you will fly through airports, bypassing the crowds in city streets and walking in comfort along tourist attractions.
10 Tips for a Minimal Travel Pack:
Clothes bag – All your clothes, but what you wear, must be filled to a medium sized pack bag compression straps pull it into a super-dense box. Keep your clothing fabrics, lightweight, durable and quick drying. Place the compact bag at the bottom of the main compartment.
The bottom plate – Fill the remaining floor space with a fleece jacket or sweater for a tight fit base that does not allow any sliding, or move the movements.
Electronic equipment – Pack a small laptop with a protective cover in separate socket (either a zippered pocket or an open hydration bladder Pocket) for a flat surface on the back. On top of the base, place your SLR camera and lenses, wrapped in a tight case in a central and secure location.
Protective padding – A sleep sheet or lightweight sleeping bag is perfect for filling the space around your electronic gear for a secure and stable fit.
Fill up space – By now the backpack should be at least halfway full. Take your remaining bits and pieces and fill up any holes or spaces left. Dirty clothes, a first-aid kit, assorted cables and battery pouches and a toiletries kit with medicines, everything works fine
Top end articles -With gasket only half to three-quarters full use the upper part of the object that you want to access during the day. A collapsible day touring Pack for sightseeing tours are a great additional piece of gear to bring and your shoes and compressed rain jacket must be practical as well. Cinch up the main compartment and keep some space to spare for souvenir items
Outside pockets – Keep the number of outside pockets to a minimum. A sliding front bucket Pocket is great for a damp towel and empty neck pillow for bus and air travel. Just remember that outside access also includes the pickpockets, so if you do not want to lose it, store it inside.
Cylinder head Pocket – The catchall for odds and ends, using state-of-the seat of maps, a book, a cell phone, snack food and lip balms and lotions. Use small bags to keep objects from sliding around and hiding in a deep corner.
Pack cover – A compact waterproof pack cover is light and serve to protect the gasket against the rain, wear and tear and invisible hands intention to make your day a lousy one.
Water bottle – An empty or full Nalgene bottle clips easily to your harness and reminds you to stay hydrated during your trip, without taking up valuable packing space inside.