How to Pack Light On a Hike

Packing light on a hike is one of the most important things you should learn in order to have a successful and fun climb. After preparing all the things you want and need to bring, it is now time to pack them all in a way that you will be comfortable enough in your entire adventure.Whether you are up for a day hike or a night hike, you must always consider packing light. But how do we really pack our things to make our backpack feel lighter than expected? Here are some tips that you might find helpful.

Heavy things on top

You might wonder why you should put the light things under and the heavy stuff above. The point is, the bottom of your backpack should feel lighter so that the weight will not pull you down. If you pack your light things such as the best headlamp under, it will help you keep your balance.

Pack by group

It is easier and lighter if you pack all your things accordingly in one single package. For example, you can pack all your toiletries in one plastic and your shirts in another one. By this, you will be able to avoid stacking all your things in your backpack without organizing them and avoid making your bag heavy.

Bring light clothing

If you are going for an overnight hike, make sure to bring light clothing. You can bring one jacket to keep you warm in case the weather turns too cold. One jacket is enough and for the rest of your clothing, you can bring light shirts and pants to lessen the weight of your bag.

For the rest of your equipment, you can arrange them accordingly on which one will you use first for your own convenience.

Dawn

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Dawn Malicdem is a graduate of AB Communication Arts in De La Salle University. She is a media enthusiast, journalist and a photographer. She also plays golf during her free time.