When going on an adventure its vital to have all your essentials in a place where you can easily access them and the best way to do this is by having a perfectly packed rucksack on your back. From all the must have essentials to cramming in a few added extras, here’s our guide to packing the perfect adventure rucksack:
- Invest in a Quality Rucksack
Whether you’re going camping for the weekend, inter-railing through Europe for the summer or attempting the three peaks, having a quality rucksack that won’t let you down is vital. One that has plenty of pockets and different sized storage compartments is ideal for packing in all the essentials, so you’re kitted out for that all important adventure. At Skate Hut, there’s an amazing variety of different sized and shape rucksacks available so you’ll be able to find the perfect one for you.
- Plan Before You Start Packing
Packing strategically is important so plan ahead. If you know you may need an extra pair of shoes at a later point in your trip, make sure they’re packed in at the bottom and more essential things are closer to the top. You don’t want to take up important space with things you don’t need or won’t use so it’s important to lay all the things you’re planning on taking out beforehand to think about whether you actually need them or not.
- Think About Weight
If you’re going to have the rucksack on your back for a substantial period of time, thinking about its weight is crucial. A bag crammed with full sized toiletries and heavy clothing isn’t going to be helpful after several hours walking, so pack the bare minimum when it comes to toiletries. Make sure you feel comfortable with the weight of your rucksack and keep removing things until you feel it’s comfortable enough to carry for a long period of time.
- Handy Tips and Tricks
Always pack a mini torch and if possible place it in an easily accessible outside compartment should you need to grab it in a hurry. No matter how heavy your rucksack is there’s always room to squish in a pack-a-mac should you get caught in the rain. Roll up t-shirts and shorts to make as much room as possible inside and stop things from creasing and don’t forget to cram a few plastic bags in for your dirty washing.
The most important thing to remember when packing your adventure rucksack is to make sure it’s safe and secure. Keep your most valuable possessions on your person for extra safety and then you won’t need to worry and can have a great time.