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					Travelers around the world enjoy seeing the sights and wonders of different places
with only a backpack for all the things they need. Because they only have a pack on
their backs, the possibilities of new sightseeing and activity adventures are limitless.
 But of course, before you head for a faraway hiking adventure with your backpack,
you must make sure that you bring all the things you need to put in your backpack.
Below is a checklist that would help your backpacking adventure a pleasant
experience.
 - Backpack
 Of course, how can you go for a wild backpacking activity without a backpack! Pick
one that is comfortable and fits well on you.
 - Quick Drying Towel
 Widely available in many stores. You don't want a heavy, damp towel on your
backpack, do you?
 - Walking Shoes
 Pick comfortable shoes as you would learn soon enough that walking would be a
major part in your backpacking adventure.
 - Underwear and socks
 These go without saying.
 - Long Underwear
 This depends on the season and place where you are traveling. You might also wear
your long underwear when you stay in hotels that do not have adequate well-heating
systems.
 - Pillow Case
 Pillow case is an essential thing to keep when you stay in backpacker hotels.
 - Sleeping Bag
 When you stay in backpacker hotels.
 - Passport
 Don't even think of leaving the country without it.
 - Spy Wallet
 So that you could be able to divide up the money that you have just in case.
 - Day Pack
 Most backpacks have a detachable daypack.
 - Camera
 A digicam may be better, but bulkier and heavier to carry.
 - Journal
 For the writer and chronicler in you.
 - Flip Flops
 Useful when you take a shower.
 - Traveler's Checks
 You can never be too sure with your money.
 - Wet Wipes
 Always come in handy. Easy to carry too.
 - Landry Detergent
 It might prove handy.
 - Space Savers
 - Rain Coat
 Especially if you travel on a rainy season or you're going to tropical countries like
those in Southeast Asia or South America.
 - Lock
 For the safety of your belongings.
 - Band Aids
 It's better to be prepared than not at all.
 - Travel Guide
 Try picking a comprehensive yet easy-to-carry travel guide.
 - Personal items such as toothpaste, deodorant, soap, and shampoo
 For hygienic purposes.
 - Clothing
 A tip: The night before you leave, check all clothes that you need. Then take only the
half. Clothing simply weighs too much. Take only what you can carry at ease.
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