What's in my Backpack

What’s in my Backpack?

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While traveling, your backpack is your home. For your entire itinerary, you are solely dependent on it. No matter how experienced you are, packing can be a cumbersome task. It’s always advantageous to have a rundown of your packing list. The perfect list of gear to carry on a trip is an outcome of your experience and experiments of several trips. Also, it depends on what kind of trip are you venturing on.

Many of you have been asking about my travel gear. Over the past few years of my travel, a lot of trekking stuff has changed and developed. The gear I use might not work for everyone as now I carry much stuff related to blogging.

My website is more about budgetary trips, but I never compromise on trekking gears and body safety requirements as I don’t want to suffer the consequences of worn-out products through my trek and also it’s not my last trip to use this gear. It’s just a one-time investment to buy good quality products that will surely accompany you on your many trips.

The bottom line to best packing is taking as little as possible. Now without any further delay on your anxiety on essential travel item, below is my suggested gear list:

A Rucksack: -Needless to say that it’s the most important gear and so should be of best quality. Be wise in the selection of size to make it useful for most of your trips. For more info on choosing the right Rucksack visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErmLcauug5s&t=23s

The one I would advice to my  readers is Quechua Trekking Backpacks (Light Grey) – 50 L:

   Quechua Trekking Backpacks (Light Grey) - 50 L                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

Camera: –  To make it easier for my readers who are looking to buy their first DSLR camera, I would suggest starting with a basic DSLR camera. You can either opt for a Nikon or a Canon. The camera has just a part to do with great shots, it’s the skill of the photographer that makes all the difference. Being a Canon guy I would suggest you go for canon 700d.

 

Canon EOS 700D 18MP Digital SLR Camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping Bag: —Finding a sleeping bag that’s right for you may be the most confusing gear-buying task. There are lots of different types of sleeping bags out there, with lots of different name brands stitched to them. Also choosing one depends on what temperature you will be travelling. There are a hell lot of things to ponder upon while choosing a sleeping bag.The one I would suggest is Coleman Heaton Peak Sleeping bag 

Coleman Heaton Peak Sleeping bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hike shoe for short treks: – While travelling, taking care of your feet is very essential, they literally take you everywhere. So finding and buying comfortable and durable shoes is one of the most important things when you are packing for vacation. Make sure that you have at least used that shoes twice or thrice before packing.

For trek of 1 or 2 days’ duration I prefer using: –

 

Quechua by Decathlon Arpenaz Hiking & Trekking Shoes   Flipkart Buy button Scarpa Men's Rapid LT Hiking Shoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hike shoe for long treks: – I have done few Himalayan treks and by my experience, I can assure you that shoes are your lifeline out there in all adverse conditions. Please do not compromise on the quality otherwise be ready for some dreadful consequences. I used FORCLAZ 100 high men hiking shoes on my Everest Base camp trek and would highly recommend them.

Forclaz 100 High Men Hiking Shoes BrownRed Decathlon buy button Scarpa Tech Ascent GTX Approach Boot

 

 

 

 

 

Laptop: – If you’re a writer, photographer, blogger or a freelancer, a laptop is a must while travelling. The ease in doing work using laptops cannot be replaced by mobiles and tablets. While buying a travel laptop you should definitely take into account of its portability, storage space, battery life and of course price. Anything lesser than a 13” screen and weighing less than a Kg is great with a battery backup of at least 6-7 hours.

The one I would recommend  is Asus EeeBook Atom: –

Asus - 11.6 Laptop - Intel Atom Flipkart Buy button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Backpack: – These packs are used for single-day hikes, climbs, runs or bike rides. You can always keep your rucksack at the hotel and use the small bag to wander around the city.

The one I would suggest is Quechua backpack: –

QUECHUA Kids Outdoor Travel Backpack For Hiking Camping

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

Other Essential Travel Gear

Photography Gear:

Camera bag:

 Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

Tripod Stand :

Simpex 333 Tripod Manfrotto MKCOMPACTACN-BK Compact Action Tripod buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Memory card:

SanDisk Camera 16 GB Ultra SDHC Class 10 48 MBs Memory Card Flipkart Buy button buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

Electronic Gear:

                                                   Portable Speaker:                                                 

Logitech Bluetooth Audio Receiver buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth Mouse:

Lenovo N100 Wireless Mouse buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

Potable Hard Disk:

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Power Bank:                                                                     

PNY BE-740 10400mAH Power Bank PNY AD10400 10400mAh buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ear Headphone:                                                                  

Sennheiser CX213 In-the-ear Wired Headphones   Flipkart Buy button buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headlamp:

Quechua Any Hiking Onnight-50-Head-Lamp Red LE Headlamp LED buy now amazon usa

Other Travel Gear

Sunglass :                                                                            

Fastrack Wrap Sunglasses P223GR1 buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

                                                              

Jacket:

SLIDE 500 MEN'S SKI JACKET - BLACK Decathlon buy button Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammock :

 

Quechua Arpenaz 50 Hammock Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Series buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

Waist Bag:

Wildcraft Black Money BELT Best Money Belt with RFID Blocking buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

Luggage Lock :

 

Samsonite Grey Luggage Lock Tarriss TSA Lock with SearchAlert buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tent:

Quechua Arpenaz 2 Tent Sundome 2 Person Tent buy now amazon usa

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: Few of the links in the above post are affiliate links.When you buy any product through my affiliate link (not necessarily from the above products), I earn a little commission and that really helps in funding my travels and keep this blog up and running.Please note that you don’t have to pay any additional cost if you are buying through my affiliate links.Thanks for all your help.

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