How to Prepare a Backpack for Multi Day Hike

For multi-day trek you absolutely must not get caught by anxiety, filling a backpack with everything you may seem useful but you could do very well without. Even more so, given the continuity and durability of the effort, the backpack should contain everything that actually can serve during your journey respecting an acceptable weight.

If you spend the night in a mountain hut to the normal allocation for a day trip just add a lot lightweight blanket, a small towel lightweight microfiber, one toothbrush, a bar of soap from the hotel, a t-shirt that you only use it to go to sleep, a few long pants and a pair of underpants parts.

If you want to do the hard, and you have decided to spend the night outdoors or in tents in the camps you will need to bring along a supply of food adequate to advance informing path on whether or not to find points of support and especially water sources .In this case, a small camp stove will do much to make you something hot.

As for the spare parts that is my point of view it is much better to smell a bit and make efforts for a possible laundry at end of the day, rather than carry on his shoulders one large and heavy backpack as a packed house of spare parts. In multi-day trek  is very useful thread the parts in plastic bags: a backpack is more orderly and clothing are more protected in case of rain.

Once the job well prepared a backpack should not exceed 4-5kg for day hikes and 9-10kg for treks lasting several days with overnight stay in the refuge. If then there is also the curtain half hardly able to stand under the 13-14kg. See more weights on

6 rules for a well-balanced backpack and ready to use

A good distribution of weight as a perfect central provision of the same inside the backpack is not something to be underestimated. A backpack filled properly from top to bottom, and well balanced even sideways will positively impact the pleasure and safety on the excursion.

By following these six rules you will get an ad hoc backpack ready to be worn.

  1. Place on the bottom of the lighter things that you do not have an immediate need such as spare shirt, sheet bag or sleeping bag, a light jacket in Gore-Tex.
  2. At the center: fleece, long pants and food
  3. Top: water bottle, always at hand
  4. In the patella: topographic map, compass and camera
  5. Arrange things so that you have a weight distribution as central as possible, which means no differences in weight between the two outer sides.
  6. Avoid hanging any external load that can move or get caught in branches or rocks during the walk. Far better to have everything inside if possible.

Ok now that you’re finally ready to go on a trip with your backpack perfectly prepared remember one other thing before you leave home: the head anycountyprivateschools!