Adventuring the world grows with more and more followers, as people who, despite being on vacation, prefer to stay active. Here the main thing is to discover (or rediscover) a place from another point of view and activate the adrenaline to make the experience completely unforgettable. Of course, a fundamental element for those days will be to have a good backpack. Depending on where you go, what you are going to spend on and the time of the trip, you will choose one or the other. In any case, a wide selection of models can be found online, in mountain shops where you can also find everything you need for the trip. In this article I list everything you need on an adventure or outdoor trip.
GPS, compasses and maps. Having the technology is very good but it may be that it fails just at the moment when it may be needed most so, beyond GPS, it is convenient to use more basic but equally useful tools, such as a compass. and maps of the area. Before starting the adventure, it is best to take a look in case there have been any changes in recent years (something that can happen on certain routes). The more up-to-date information is available, the better.
Tents. You have to think of this as an investment because if you opt for a mid-high-end tent you can use it many more times and even in inclement weather (because this can happen) you can have a site sheltered wherever you are. Before making any purchase in this sense, you have to take into account a couple of basic aspects such as their assembly (they are not usually very complex but if you travel alone it is better to opt for those that are well thought out) and the number of people you will have to house. There is a great variety to choose from, you just have to take some time to see which is the most appropriate in each case.
Sleeping bag. The ideal complement to the previous point. Here too there is a wide variety to choose from. We are talking about rectangular sacks, mummies, sheet sacks… And of course, there are different types of materials, such as polyester or down, depending on the temperatures to which one is going to be exposed.
Camping kitchens. An adventure trip never knows where it can take its intrepid travelers. It is for this reason that it does not hurt to get hold of a stove, in case it was necessary to be away from civilization for longer. In this way, the adventure can continue smoothly.
Footwear. Footwear is essential so that the journey does not become harder than it already will be. It is highly recommended to try on that new footwear before the trip itself and give it something of yourself, so that later it does not cause any type of chafing. Of course, it will be necessary to take into account what type of footwear is needed: winter, water, sports, trekking, mountaineering …
Clothes. The fundamental thing in adventure travel is to travel with the essentials but without going overboard. That is to say, here the ‘just in case’ have no place since they will only make them occupy and be heavy. When you think of clothing to wear, it must be as multifunctional and resistant as possible. In addition, it will not hurt to stock up with a rope and some soap to be able to wash what is needed and let it dry in the sun.
First aid kit. Since it is an adventure trip, one has to know that you can expose yourself to certain risks and although without fear you have to be prevented. In this sense, a medicine cabinet equipped with the essentials is always useful. Here we will include tape, scissors, bandages, alcohol … And, incidentally, an anti-mosquito, which can avoid future discomfort.
Lantern. Something so simple can be vital when night has already fallen. Although there are batteries, the ones that can be recharged based on movement are the most useful. Of course, you have to make sure in advance that they are charged to be able to use them when necessary.
Water purification tablets. Drinking water is always essential but you are not always near an area where you can get drinking water. If this is the case, it is better to have these tablets that purify the water and sterilize them at the same time.
Knife and lighter. They are two other basic elements but which can also be used a lot. They hardly occupy or weigh but they are needed, surely you will appreciate having taken them into account and putting them in your backpack.