What to put in your backpack when you go for mountain climbing
If you have decided to go climb mountains or just camp in nature for the first time in your life, you really need to take with you some of the things that are absolutely necessary for survival in an environment less friendly. The art of perfectly organizing your backpack will be very helpful in trip.
What kind of backpack to choose
In any store that has mountain objects, you will find a variety of backpacks, all models, sizes, colors, materials and prices possible. Depending on your budget, choose a backpack that sits naturally on your back, with a solid support for weight distribution, not too much, because it will be difficult to carry it.
When you’re backpacking, 80% of its weight should rest on your hips. Choose it depending on your torso length, not height.
In addition, it should be made of waterproof material and have enough internal and external pockets for good organization of objects.
In the bag it should fit your sleeping bag and your tent, whether it is plugged in or attached to the outside, since you have to climb a mountain with your bare hands, so that you can get help from them in hard to reach areas.
What to fill the backpack with
When packing items needed for the trip, you must have in your mind that you must take the existential needs heat, food, water, and humidity control, the preparation for a fire, a first aid kit in case of an accident etc.
The first items that will be entering the backpack are the tent and the sleeping bag because you will need them anyway until the end of the trip when you get to the field.
A row of dry clothes and footwear parts are necessary that you can put after your sleeping bag. Do not forget a first aid kit, and essential tools such as matches, headlamp and a knife and the rest of the accessories.
Food should be easy to carry, but it must be rich in its calories and it should also be filling. Glucose and small chocolates stock will quickly restore lost energy. Cooking tools are always heavy, so you have to take only what is absolutely necessary, and if you climb with a larger group, you could carry by turns a kerosene stove and a gas cylinder.
As a universally valid rule, try to put at the bottom of the backpack large and bulky objects and let the little things and light above. Thus, you keep the center of gravity below and you will have better balance.