How to Blend in While Backpacking Through a Foreign City

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Backpack Fashion, It’s no secret that blending in is difficult for tourists worldwide, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Even while backpacking through a city in a country that is not your own, there are various things you can do that can keep you from sticking out like a sore thumb. And as someone who’s spent a lot of time exploring new and strange places, I’m here to tell you exactly what those things are. Check What You’re Wearing Before even setting foot outside in a new city, make sure…

3 Key Tips To Selecting The Right Backpack

3 Key Tips To Selecting The Right Backpack

The type of backpack you will need depends greatly on the amount of weight you are going to carry. Period. So below are some simple key tips on how to go about and beginning your selection of the best backpacks for your trips or adventures: Key tip #1: Trip Length If you’re going to be hiking for two days and carrying 30 pounds, you will need a different backpack than if you’ll be carrying 60 pounds for seven days. Most inexpensive, lightweight backpacks are suitable for carrying less than 30 pounds, but if…

Top 10… Or Maybe Top 11 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Have!

_Top Essentail Skills Every Backpacker Should Have!

I have always wondered what knowledge people who go into traveling , backpacking or hiking have prior to heading out. Also, I am sure there are people who will have more than a “top 15” type list or maybe less for when they go out to be safe and just be able to enjoy the outdoors. I have reading around forums and other blogs and have compiled a great list for you here. Below is my compiled top 10… or 11 “essential” skill every outdoor lover, hiker, backpacker and the…

Which backpack sizes is right for you?

Which backpack sizes is right for you?

When buying a backpack, you have to look at numerous factors. One of the most important is the size and the capacity of the backpack. Choosing the right size will give you enough space while keeping your backpack compact and comfortable enough. So, what are the most important sizing considerations? Here’s how to choose. Capacity Considerations The capacity is one of the most important characteristics of a backpack. This number refers to the amount of stuff you can put inside the bag. Based on capacity, backpacks vary from daypacks to…

Top 10 Packing Tips for Long-Term Travelers

Top 10 Packing Tips for Long-Term Travelers

Ever wonder what to pack when you’re not coming back. Below I share 10 proven packing tips for long-term travelers. As a long-term traveler, your budget, timeline, and travel goals are light years away from those of a casual vacationer. You’re not trying to see 11 countries in as many days, spend an exorbitant amount of money in a short amount of time, or return home exhausted, not quite knowing where you’ve been or what you’ve seen. No, as a long-term traveler, you need to focus on sustainability and financial choices that…

Waterproof Backpack vs Water Resistant Backpack

WATERPROOF BACKPACK VS WATER RESISTANT BACKPACK

I used to think that I needed a waterproof bag… Why? Because I did. Because I had to have one. My “amazing” adventures and my life demanded it. The important and expensive things I carried must never ever get wet, never. I wanted that assurance, that if there were a sudden tropical rainstorm, my tech gear would be perfect, no questions asked, no matter how hard the rain came.  Now, with personal experience and via my professional experience… I’ve realized, this is ridiculous. Let’s explore the differences between Waterproof and Water-Resistant. Waterproof means the bag can be submerged completely underwater for long periods of…

3 Ways To Gear Up Your Feet Before Backpacking

3 Ways To Gear Up Your Feet Before Backpacking

Okay let me guess, your backpacking or hiking through the trails and at about half way you are ready to just give up. Sound familiar? You even might think that the only way to gear up your feet is with a good pair of backpacking shoes! >>Click here to see prices, specs and reviews of backpacking shoes on Amazon.com<< Nope. So why may your feet hurt? Is it because of carrying your heavy backpack or equipment? Is it because your feet are screaming in pain and you’re pushing yourself to…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Condor Backpacks

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Condor Backpacks

You may not be familiar with Condor backpacks but surely you have seen them. Condor products have been around for decades. Today’s Condor products are consistently used by soldiers, hunters, and police. Condor named their company after the largest flying land bird in the western world. The Condor only has to beat its wings a few times to hit a high elevation, where it soars over a typical 160 mile territory for prey. This is where the company grabbed their name for their outdoor products, because they wanted to mirror the magnificent…

Bug Out Bag Essentials For Your Wilderness Survival!

Bug Out Bag Essentials For Your Wilderness Survival!

What Is A Bug Out Bag? A bug out bag is essentially a 72 hour emergency kit containing the necessities in the case of an emergency evacuation lasting several days. This kit is to design to last you for at least 72 hours during adverse times of need. >> CHOOSE YOUR BEST BUG OUT BAG HERE << The term ‘bug out bag‘ originated from the term ‘bail out bag’. This type of bag was initially used by military aviators. This idea eventually was passed onto wide usage throughout other branches…

How To Stay Hydrated on Long Trips with Water Backpacks

How To Stay Hydrated on Long Trips with Water Backpacks

It’s imperative to drink sufficient quantities of water during physical activity. When it comes to hiking and other outdoor adventures, proper hydration is of paramount importance. Depending on the situation and the duration of the trip, having access to enough water may even be life-saving. A water backpack is a great piece of equipment for hikers, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Do you really need a hydration pack and what are the advantages of buying one? Keep on reading to find out. Reasons to Get a Water Backpack Water backpacks,…