Whether you’re getting ready for a quick hike or going overnight, a properly packed backpack is essential for an overall great experience. As a hiker, you never know what is going to happen on the trail, so being properly prepared is very important.
What I generally do is prepare per hour. Basically, I figure out approximately how many hours I’ll be spending out, and pack for that amount of time. Now, I’m not a veteran of hiking or anything, which is why I always listen to advice from family and my own research.
Take a look at the video below, where this girl packs a 55 litre (approx. 14 gallon) backpack for an overnight trip.
Enjoy and be sure to take notes, there will be a quiz afterwards…