For short trips you don’t need to pack a lot of stuff, you just need the important things and you’re good to go. If you’re going to camp, hike, explore the wild or a small town, you will need the following things:
1. A Backpack
The foremost item a traveller needs to have is a compact and multi-utility backpack with multiple hidden pockets so that you can always carry all your packed travel stuff wherever you go without much worry of anything getting stolen – (22L/ 32L/ 38L/ 40L or whichever one that would be able to fit in all the stuff you need). Preferably it should be strong, lightweight with a lot of pockets so you don’t have to dig in for every small thing.
2. AirTight Water Proof Bags
AirTight Water Proof Bags for storing food items, laundry, or anything for that matter to protect them from getting ruined by the weather or surroundings. This also helps keep things organized and easy to access and store. You can get a LOKSAK waterproof, reusable, sealable storage bags for best utility. Weather conditions change and can be equally disturbing for you. Keep airtight bags to keep your belongings unaffected by rain or dust. Unpredictable weather can ruin your backpack in that case keeping a rain cover also sorts the issue. You’ve got to keep your personal documents, gadgets, phone and essential belongings safe to save them from unpredictable leaks or weather changes.
3. Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries
A Headlamp or a Flashlight or for that matter a torch is a MUST-HAVE and very important essential for trekking, camping, and hiking – you never know about at what time you will reach your destination, so yeah a light resource is a must to keep with you as an essential. Be it an overnight journey or not, it always important to keep a flashlight along, there’s always a chance of reaching late or facing obstacles.
Remember Hygiene is very important – It’s not possible to stay bacteria or germ-free when going hiking, trekking or camping. So carry along your necessary toiletries which include grooming items, hand sanitizer, paper soaps, shampoo pouches, and other important essentials.