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How to prepare the trekking backpack

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How to prepare the trekking backpack

First of all : the ideal distribution of the weights in the backpack can also vary according to the characteristics of the itinerary.

ONE: On the bottom of the backpack, place the softest and lightest clothing such as a down jacket, thermal fleece clothing or sleeping bag (in case of excursion with bivouac). In this way there is no risk of having hard objects that press on the hips and muscles of the lower back area.

TWO: Near the back, place the heavier objects such as water bottle, food reserves, any technical equipment (such as carabiners, ropes, etc.) or the camping stove. In this way you will get the hiker / backpack center of gravity in an always optimal position avoiding dangerous imbalances, while the padding of the back of the backpack protects the back from the “angularity” of hard objects. On easy itineraries, it is advisable to always keep the heaviest weights close to the back, but in the medium-high part of the backpack, in order to favor an upright posture and the uniform distribution of the load on the spine. On difficult and very steep itineraries, on the other hand, it is better to place the heavier weights in the central area, so as to contain even more any displacements of the center of gravity with respect to the support base.

THREE: Medium weight equipment such as clothing is best placed in the middle or upper area, preferably outward. Every hiker has his own specifics about what to put here (also according to the season and the type of excursion). We advise you to keep in this easily accessible position, the clothing that can be useful for sudden changes of climate: the waterproof jacket before the storm is over is not a bad idea ...

FOUR: In the upper part put the smaller objects, you risk losing them in the backpack otherwise. We are talking about objects like maps, glasses and sun cream, bars, supplements, and so on.

FIVE: No dangling objects! Avoid objects hanging on the outside of the backpack as much as possible, rather challenge physics but put them inside! Anything hooked out of the backpack risks getting caught and unbalanced, or it could go missing.

AND SIX: Waterproof bags are always welcome! They weigh nothing, they help to keep the equipment in order and, in case it starts to rain, they can be essential in order not to end up with all the equipment and clothes completely soaked, since usually the backpacks are not watertight, unless you have a rain cover, or a backpack bought from NEVERLAND. We have selected hiking backpacks with a built-in rain cover. 😁

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