Backpacking Trip

i just got back from a 11 day backpacking trip. Do you any tips for decreasing a backpacks base weight.
Cowking1736 Cowking1736
22-25, M
1 Response Jul 31, 2010

Hi there, I backpacked around Australia for a while so I hope this might help you..<br />
* Get a towel from a camping shop, they are light weight and dry really fast, there's nothing worst than a wet soggy towel in your rucksack!<br />
* Toiletries are the heaviest things so buy travel size products in future, buy shampoo and shower gel all in one products. <br />
* Shoes... depends on where you are going next but I only ever had 2 pairs, good trainers and hiking boots.<br />
*You really need to pick a couple of pair of jeans and t-shirts that will go from day time wear to night time...You have to cut down on clothes, you just can't bring your favourite shirts.....it's not that type of holiday and anyway, t-shirts are easier to wash and you don't have to worry about ironing!<br />
* I also bought this ruck sack that zipped all the way round so it was really like a suit case it was great! I didn't have to keep taking everything out to find what I was looking for. My nephew is in New Zealand with said bag at the moment having done OZ too he tells me it's great as it has a small ruck sack that zipps off it and you can put it on your back if you are going on hikes......it's something like these ones: http://zenbackpacking.net/TravelPacks.htm <br />
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Good luck!