Organizing and Packing a Rucksack

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Organizing and Packing a Rucksack

Organizing and packing a rucksack is a fine art and doing it well will make a real difference to any walker or hiker.

Essentially there are 3 things you should do.

Firstly, make sure that you buy lightweight clothes and equipment starting with a lightweight rucksack. It must be very light when it is empty, this will make a huge difference to how much you can put inside.

The next thing to do is make sure you compress all the larger items you are going to take with you. You can buy specialist compression bags or things called spiders that will compress anything you put in a bag at least half its size. These will guarantee that you will have space in your rucksack for everything you need.

Finally make sure that you pack the sack correctly with balance in mind. Putting heavy things at the bottom, packing your larger items first, and then stuffing smaller things in the empty spaces works best. But it is very important to keep the things you’ll need during the day as you walk in places that are easy to get to. So use all the outside pockets and the very top of your rucksack for these items.

Macs Adventure have amazing walking and cycling holidays – you don’t even need a rucksack for some of these because they transport your bags for you while you go on amazing walks in fabulous places all over the world!

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Find out more about how to pack a rucksack here.


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Giovanna Sanguinetti has been a teacher for many years and loves teaching dyslexic children. She is a qualified and experienced teacher of drama and theatre arts too. Her big love is theatre directing. She lives in London and is currently embarking on a very exciting project home educating her son through his exams years of school. While she does this she will continue writing online about education. Giovanna also loves adventure travel and is passionate about responsible and sustainable travel. She enjoys writing about this and has her own brand-new website. She is also the Travel Feature Editor on Tastes Magazine.

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