There’s nothing quite like the feeling of throwing on your backpack, with everything you need for a weekend (or more) in it and hitting the track. The key to having a great multi-day hiking adventure, is keeping your backpack as light as possible, whilst not skimping on the essentials (and even a few luxuries). Here’s a look into how to pack for a weekend hike, all inside a lightweight 40 litre backpack.
With a bit of smart packing and using modern outdoor gear and equipment, it’s possible to lighten the load, which not only saves your energy, but can help protect you from injury.
I went for a walk down into the Jamison Valley, in the NSW Blue Mountains and took a moment to capture everything that is inside my pack. I’m constantly changing, learning and adapting how I do things, always with the aim of going as light as possible, whilst ensuring I am comfortable, safe and setting myself up for success.
Hiking packing list download
This post is a summary of what to take hiking. I’ve also a downloadable packing list that you might find helpful. Tick things off as you get yourself sorted, laying everything out and putting it into your backpack.
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