By Jonathan Willet
Published: Jan 14, 2014More by Jonathan
The first rule of packing is… have as light a pack as possible.
If you are doing any kind of extended walk then you will really appreciate not having a pack weighing as much as a small planet.
- On the subject of packs don’t overfill a small one, underfill a larger one, they tend to be better padded and are more comfortable. Walking poles are very useful if you have a heavy pack.
I have met truly hardcore hikers, people who are walking north to south across Iceland in 30 days (30km each day) as they didn’t have time for a major expedition…
- use thin sleeping bags
- wear all your clothes at night
- bring a measuring jug and a spoon for all your dehydrated food
- if you aren’t travelling quite so far and so fast then you can take a bit more, but not that much