Whether you’re spending a week backcountry or going on a trip around the world you may need to take some gear that can make your traveling easier and more enjoyable. Because let’s face it, unless you’re MacGyver, having a ball-point pen and a paper clip will only get you so far. The enclosed list contains a few essential items I’ve taken with me on my travels and can be useful on yours.
Choosing the right backpack for your next trip is based on a number of external variables: location, climate, length of trip and the type of clothing, gear & supplies you are bringing with you (to name a few). Backpacks themselves come in all shapes and sizes so it’s also important to think about the design features.