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Backpack hiking & camping in the jungle in comfort with a backpack that weighs less than average

Updated on June 13, 2016

Hiking & camping in the jungle in comfort with a backpack under 13kg

In a tropical jungle environment, you can expect, vegetation clustered all around you, high humidity, bugs everywhere. So hiking and camping comfortably in a jungle can be challenging. When you hear jungle camping, you might hear things from; it's not recommended, to 'go hammock'.

I am going to share with you how I hike and camp for a few nights out in the jungle most comfortably with a backpack that does not exceed 13kg.

Here is the pack list (Base weight):
1. A tent with head room
2. Poncho
3. Hammock
4. 1 set of clothings
5. Small towel
6. Small set of basic toiletries
7. A battery operated fan
8. Cordage
9. Knife & survival kit
10. A metal container
11. Metal water bottle
12. First aid kit
13. Fishing lines and hooks
14. Cooking foil
15. Tissue papers
16. Very small foldable camping chair
17. Easily combustible tinder (for campfire making)
18. Spork
19. Blow up air mattress and pillow

Pack list (Consumables):
1. Dried food (both ready to eat and uncooked for cooking)
2. 1 liter of water

Now, with all those stated above, packed into a good backpack with great support, it should be a pretty comfy 11-13kg backpack on your back.

With the tent, you get head room to stretch out and relax, while keeping the bugs at bay / when its raining outside. A big tent is advantageous because its worth that little extra weight so that you can really rest up and sleep well during the night, bug free. For me, I would rather carry that little extra weight for a great night's rest. Now the weight of the tent should not be too heavy, so picking a right one will not be easy but will pay off well.

Bringing along a blow up mattress really adds up to your sleeping comfort as well. It doesn't take longer than 20 mins (with rest) to blow up the mattress fully, with an average pair of healthy lungs.

All the rest of the stuff mentioned are mostly pretty self explanatory. Always make sure you have all the essential tools required to cover; shelter, hygiene, navigation, first aid, food and water!

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