Whether you’re going travelling for 1 week or 1 year there are some important items you need to have on your travel checklist. Naturally having the right backpack, clothing and shoes are all important things to consider. But there are a few things that you may not have even thought to put on your backpacking checklist. Having these essential items on hand can actually make your trip a much easier, more hassle free experience.
When I'm preparing for a trip, I have to go through my gear many times to make sure I packed everything. The checklist below is where I've landed for optimizing simplicity without compromising all of my comfort. Below are gear checklists you can print and use as you prepare for your trip. Here are four options: Glacier, Map, Fall, & Printer-Friendly. Is there anything you'd add or delete on this list?
What Not To Pack - Keep These Off Your Backpacking Checklist