The Top Things You Need In Your Backpack

Being a traveller and being able to say it out loud with pride is one of the coolest things ever. It’s you essentially being the master of your own destiny, taking yourself off on adventures all around the world, simply because you can, and oh what an incredible gift that is to have. Travel is full of so many lessons, not only physical ones, but mental ones too. You learn so much about yourself and in fact delve deep and discover who you really are as a person, and maybe who you want to become in the future.

There are so many wonderful benefits, let alone the fact that you get to see the most stunning of sights every single day. Watching the sun rise and set on a golden sandy beach with the sapphire ocean tickling your toes and local friends that you’ve made on your journey. It’s truly magical, so if you’re thinking about taking the first step, then there’s quite a bit of thinking you’re going to have to do first, but it’s best to take things one step at a time. Like what you need inside the magical backpack that’ll be with you throughout your journey.

Here are some of the most important things you’ll need.

Suitable clothing

When you’re travelling as a backpacker, a lot of things become irrelevant and you merely focus on the must-haves that keep you safe, warm, and generally looked after. So technical travel clothing designed for women does just that in the fashion department. They design clothes that are made with all the right kind of materials that you need to keep your body temperature right. As well as being waterproof if and when you have that unpleasant rain for a few days.

A map

Of course, we all have navigation systems on our phones nowadays, and you can certainly rely on that, but it’s always a good idea to just bring a real paper map with you too just in case anything were to happen to your phones. Plus, you may actually find it a lot more exciting as you have to almost play a puzzle in order to understand a map if you’re not already that familiar. Another good reason for having one is so that you can visibly cross off places you’ve been that were on your list.

Some tools

You will always need tools, and these come in all different forms. From torches, to fire starters, to knives, rope, carabiners, and of course a first aid kit too. You can tend to find many places that sell all of these essential pieces of equipment together. But the more advanced you get, the more you will want to pick out your own unique equipment as you’ll know how to properly use it later down the line, which all adds to the fun of being an explorer.


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By Bonnie Rush

Bonnie is always on the road with some amazing adventures ahead. Her favorite continent is South America and she’s passionate about culture-focused traveling and ethical and sustainable tourism. During her time in university as a research assistant for a sociology professor, she realized she can’t fully understand cultures from a safe distance. She quit her job to become a full-time “voluntourist,” which brings her to places where she can immerse in local communities and support their causes. On top of writing, one of Bonnie’s priorities is offering women advice on how to stay safe while solo backpacking.

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