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With A Backpack On My Back

Updated on September 18, 2014

Travelling with a Backpack

Up through Queensland, to the tip of Cape York, around Tasmania, though Maldon, Castlemain and Chewton, and trips down the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, where ever I have traveled, I have always had my trusty back pack on my back.

Even when traveling somewhere by car I never use suit cases, things are thrown into the pack, then into the car and off we go.

I find you can fit quite a bit in a back pack and if packed correctly, dresses and shirts come out fine after a long journey. With all its pockets and zips, every thing you need to go with you will and well.

Packing Your Backpack

When traveling on the road or travelling light there are certain items that are essential to pack into a backpack making life easier for you, with everything you need for that long journey.

A passport, driver licence or birth certification are a must when travelling, forms of identification just in-case that 'some thing' happens and to prove who you at the time, are a must when travelling in your own country and of course to get in and out of countries when travelling overseas.

Having a passport holder or travel wallet is a great way to keep all those necessary papers together, all in the one place, kept close and placed in a convenient pocket of your backpack or travel bag for safety and easy access.

You will need light toiletry bags which you can fill with samples and travel size portions of toiletry products needed, shampoos, soaps and creams for washing and pampering after a long days travel.These also can be rolled up and slipped into side pockets of your pack or if larger, place on top after packing your clothes.

Always remember to travel light, some clothing will just not be needed, you can always buy something that does the trick on the way, we all like to do a bit of shopping whilst travelling.

Roll your clothes when packing, this makes extra space in your backpack and also helps your clothes from creasing to much whilst travelling. Use light plastic bags and compression bags for packing all your clothes in.These come in handy later for your dirty clothes protecting your clean items also.

And don't forget that all important roll up water proof coat. You never know when the weather will turn.

As well as your backpack, it is wise to carry a bumbag or a light across the shoulder bag under your pack to keep your papers and travel money in, keeping them close on your body so if by chance you loose your pack at least you have your all important items.

The Makings of The Backpack

The Backpack or ruck sacks as they used to be known as before the technical designs where put into play, where once used to carry large game for the hunters making it easy to transport. They were then made from the hides of the most hunter animal at the time and area, which were then sewn together.

These days Backpacks a quite a technical pieces of equipment, made with a light iron frame and durable water proof mesh canvas, which can carry up to ten kilograms in weight.

They are well designed for even the weight distribution, with padded hip belts and shoulder straps made to stabilize the load, the hips centering and carrying more than the shoulders giving the wearer an even balance though the body.

I love Backpacks and have gone though three in my life time on my journeys and hope one day in the future to be looking out for an other, a new well design colorful backpack for another adventure some time in the future, taking me to many other breathtaking places on this beautiful planet of ours.

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© 2011 Julia M S Pearce

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    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I think it would be fun to hike in the mountains with a fully packed backpack to ensure a great trip. I have learned much from your post on what to pack and how to keep things safe. Ruck sack, there's a term I haven't heard since reading Anne Frank. Love your writing style!

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      4 years ago

      The Great Ocean Road is something I want to do.

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      6 years ago from Australia

      My husband always uses a backpack when travelling, I prefer my suitcase with wheels.

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      LissaKlar LM 

      7 years ago

      Cool idea for a lens and I love the title. It is interesting and drew me right to your page.


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