How to Pack a Backpack Efficiently

How to Pack a Backpack Efficiently

 
• Don’t pack piecemeal.  Lay out everything you think you’ll need to bring and strategize from there.
• Get your big items situated first. Keep weight low and centered.  Fuel should be placed at the very bottom of a pack in the event of a leak.
Look at the amount of clothing you plan to bring, then cut it in half.
Pick baselayers that can provide both breathability and warmth.
• Compression sacks are also your best friend for slimming down puffy items like sleeping bags.
• Deflate your dry food packages with a pin and cover the hole with tape. Put survival items in brain of the pack for fast emergency access.
Attach lighter items to the front of your pack with carabiners, taking care to balance out each side.
• Shells and outerwear can be stuffed in the front and side pockets.
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Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Gear List

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Gear List

2,660 Miles Ahead - Here's How To Survive.

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