Trudging, crawling, jumping off the ground above the plain and everything else denoting strenuous locomotor that you can imagine would probably be part of the adventurous hiking experience on top of the highest hills in your native land. But the worse, not the best, is to expect when your body gives up not on time as your Backpack bag seems like a ton of gravel to carry and a short distance then appears to be miles away. That is nothing but an over-exhaustion or you may call it a combination of mental stress and physical fatigue. Whatever jargon you have, though, there could only be one cause or description of the distress you might suffer after long hours of trek – “poorly organized backpack”! Blame no one else for that if you forgot to follow these guides before making an initial step:
Lighter-weight Items at the Bottom, Heavier Ones at the Middle
For easier and convenient carriage of backpack, it is advised that the lighter-weight materials be put at the bottom while the heavier items near the middle or closer to the body. By this, you can likewise prevent muscle strain or pain and maintain proper poise. But whenever going to be hiking off-trail or scrambling on rough snow or terrain, packing some heavier items lower is best to bring down the center of weight. The difficulty in doing this, however, may be experienced when the items you intend to carry have varied sizes and their weight may be compromised for such consideration.
Place Essential Items at the Top
If your backpack has several compartments, it is important to place those items which you would consistently use during the trek at the top. This is particularly meant for ease of access whenever you need them; some best spots are the main compartment, top pocket, and side pockets. But depending on the design of your bag, extra-important belongings could be put in a separate bag so as thing won’t get messy when you “take-off and put-on” very often.
Puncture and Weather Resistant Items should be Outside the Pack
Not everything you need during the travel should necessarily be compressed inside the Bag backpack as there are some items which may not be ideal to blend with others. These are commonly those materials which can resist the unfavorable weather and possible puncture as may be resulted from unusual movement or collision on hard objects; some of which are tent poles and tools. You can place these instead in the accessory straps or loops so they will not get lost while you are climbing up hills.
Pack Lighter Gears around Heavy Items
Clothing and other light-weight materials need to be prevented from shifting around inside the backpack as this would not only lead to disarrangement but likewise to foreseeable damage or stain on items. Of course, putting extra protective things would only add to burden in carrying them; as such, placing them around heavy belongings is the practicable solution. Nonetheless, you should also be cautious when mixing them together because the type or nature of the heavier items may only result to headache when leakages and breakages are confronted the moment you finally open the Backpack handbags.
Put all these on top of consideration when packing things inside your backpack so as your shoulder and feet will not endure the burden of discomfort and extra-weight from your first to last step during the adventurous yet tiresome hiking on top of the highest hills.