"Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps, And throned Eternity in icy halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche – the thunderbolt of snow! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits, as to show How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below."__Lord Byron
One of the first things you need on an outdoor trip is a weatherproof backpack. Trekking backpacks should ideally be lightweight and water resistant. If you’re planning on carrying a camera, it is important to carry a backpack or rucksack that has a special compartment for storing cameras to avoid any damage.
If you’re expecting rain on your trip, then a rain cover for your backpack is a good addition to your packing list. Rain covers offer additional protection to your bag and its contents and are usually suited for bags between 20 and 30 litres.
Hiking flasks are essential items in every trekker’s backpack. These plastic or steel containers usually fit 0.5 to 0.6 litres of liquid. Trekkers often carry their hiking flasks in specially designed isothermal covers that preserve the temperature of the liquid.
Trekking poles can be be very advantageous for hikers, paricularly because they reduce the strain and force of gravity on your lower extremities when hiking downhill.Look for an easy to adjust and stable walking sticks.You will need it for your hips and knees . But used incorrectly on uphill climbs, they can result in increased caloric demand and perceived effort. Like any piece of hiking gear, the efficient use of trekking poles requires proper technique and an awareness of the pitfalls of incorrect usage.
A first aid kit is one of the Ten Essentials you should always take on a hike, and it’s especially important on an overnight backpacking trip. Some of the stuff inside you’ll use fairly regularly and should replace often (moleskin for blisters, bandages, or aspirin), while others are rarely used but are critical in an emergency.
Makeup for travel is the trickiest thing to get right when you’re backpacking. You need products that are multi- functional; that won’t break, melt, or fall apart while you travel; that are packaged small enough to carry with you; and won’t slide off your face while you have amazing adventures. It’s a lot to ask. Luckily, I’ve found a few makeup products that might help you for travel and backpacking!
Some important information to know about sleeping bags is that they emanate no heat of their own but instead retain your body heat. Using a sleeping bag sheet, made of a material like silk or fleece helps keep you warm inside. ❄