TO BE OR NOT TO BE A BACKPACKER: A small guide for beginners in backpacking

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE A BACKPACKER: A small guide for beginners in backpacking

If you look outside you will see spring preparing, finally, to gain strength and splendor; we thought of presenting some useful backpacking tips for beginners.


What is backpacking?

Basically, backpacking is a fairly low-cost way to travel, as a tourist, anywhere in the world. You need, in principle, nothing more than a quality hiking backpack, spacious enough for everything needed and a dose of courage. A true backpacker will start on the road with no plans outlined exactly on paper. A backpacker, as a rule, travels for longer periods and has a fairly small budget available to him. He will be able to adapt to all situations more or less expected and will know how to improvise when appropriate.

Backpacking involves more than just hiking, and the backpacker is a true trekker or hiker who prefers to stay at the tent instead of the hotel, the less expensive means of transport and can be easily integrated into any culture.

If the above descriptions sound interesting to you and the outdoor activity calls for you with fervor, follow our tips for a pleasant trip around the world.


1. Get a companion

A journey partner, especially a more experienced one that you can rely on, is never the wrong choice in such situations.


2. Make sure you master a language of international circulation

You do not have to know a foreign language perfectly, but it is important to be able to talk to people in the places you have planned to go to.


3. Get some light equipment

It is essential to adopt lightweight, durable materials that eliminate perspiration and odors and dry quickly.


4. Get comfortable shoes

You will travel great distances on foot, so the shoe you start with must be comfortable. A good idea would be trekking boots.


5. Make sure the backpack contains only the essentials

It is not advisable to load your backpack with unnecessary things, but only those that can ensure your survival in various conditions are important: tent, sleeping bag, mattress.


6. Go on your little trip in the off-season

Not the other, but out-of-season trips to various locations will pleasantly surprise you with lower rates for accommodation if you need it, for food, supplies and more.


7. Choose safe variants of accommodation

If you want to alternate the staying at the tent with accommodation in a hostel, it is still important to save money. In times when, however, you prefer camping with the tent, you do not settle in any form in isolated, very wild places, where you can wake up with uninvited guests and visitors in the form of flourishing and less friendly animals.

If you are surprised by the idea of breaking the barriers of your comfort zone, we warmly suggest you try the taste of such an adventure and we assure you that you will not regret a single bit.

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