056-How to pack a backpack

Show notes

Whether you are a day hiker or  into extended multi day hikes ensuring that you have correctly assembled all your gear into some sort of order in your pack will make your trip run just that much smoother. But what is the right order? Is there such a thing? This episode looks at packing your backpack and discusses developing a systematic approach to your packing that will ensure you always know where that bit of gear or food is.


This gear checklist includes a comprehensive list of items you should consider when packing for your next hiking trip. Each trip is unique and the gear you take may vary depending on the conditions so you need to think about the specifics of what you have planned. Packing the right equipment makes the difference between a good experience and a bad one. You will also need to consider the weather conditions for the location you are heading to which may change quite rapidly so be prepared. Last but not least remember to bring a sense of humour, as well as a sense of wonder and enjoy your trip!

To access this checklist click on the link below.

Hiking Gear Checklist 

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