What do the backpackers take in their backpacks? Where do they sleep and what do they eat?

What do the backpackers take in their backpacks? Where do they sleep and what do they eat?

For warm weather backpacking:

Most importantly:

  1. A sense of adventure

  2. Sneakers/Flip Flops ( NO SHOES)

  3. You just don’t tend to wear shoes

  4. T shirts x 4

  5. Wear one x 2 that’s 8 days. You’ll end up losing/buying as well trust me

  6. Shorts

  7. Long shorts, board shorts, whichever you prefer. You’ll wear them alot

  8. 1 (Maybe 2) Pair(s) of Jeans

  9. For those nights out

  10. 2/3 thin jumpers

  11. For those chillier evenings

  12. 1/2 shirts

  13. For those nights out

  14. Face Towel

  15. You can use this to dry yourself and big towels pick up out there. Always go missing from your pack

  16. 1 Jacket. Preferably waterproof

  17. Kill two birds with one stone. Keep dry keep warm

  18. A Couple Bank Cards with emergency cash

  19. Stash separately. You may lose a card (or two)

  20. A Chromebook

  21. $200. So worth it for blogging/streaming movies/uploads etc

  22. Anti-Malarial Meds

  23. Whether you remember to take is another thing

  24. List of vaccinations you’ve had

  25. Some countries will want this

  26. A Cash Stash

  27. Say $200 USD in case it all f*cks up

  28. Passport/Any documents/Smartphone/Obvious things you might need

Probably other things as well but now I’m struggling so that’s the main stuff. I’ve culled so many things over the years

Where to stay:

  • Couchsurfing
  • Hostelbookers
  • Hostelworld
  • Air BnB
  • Work abroad programs

Food

  • Local food works
  • Otherwise cheap carbs
    • Pasta (lots of), Meat, Rice
  • Multivitamin tabs not a bad idea
    • Noone eats a ‘healthy and balanced diet’ backpacking

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transcribed from backpacking tips