Travel has long been considered a luxury for those who are privileged enough in life. With all the cost that should be considered when traveling, it can be almost impossible to travel with a small budget.
However, seeing the world nowadays has been cheaper. There are already agencies, travel hosts, and tour operators that provide services at a lower cost for full travel packages. But if you truly want to get the cheapest travel spending, you can do backpacking.
Before backpacking, you need to have a backpack checklist to assure that you are well equipped for your trip. Here are a few checklist templates that you may download onsite and follow.
Backpacking Gear Checklist
Backpacking Checklist Template
Checklist for Backpacking Hunting
Backpacking Camping Checklist
Backpacking Essentials Checklist
Backpacking Equipment Checklist
Weekend Backpacking Checklist
An Affordable Way to Travel
Backpacking is usually done by campers, low-budget travelers, mountaineers, and those who will stay on a place for only a short period of time. It proves that traveling really does not have to cost that much. You should know your ways and means with regard to the place where you are going and to assure that you find the cheapest rates possible in terms of
- food and beverages,
- services to get, and
Since backpacking is mostly associated with self-made trips, a backpacking checklist should be done. Remember that there are no travel agents that can help you should anything happen or if you forgot to bring something. You need to assure that the basic things that you need for you to enjoy the trip should be in your backpack/s before you leave the comforts of your home.
Be sure to pack light. You a re backpacking because you need to travel on a low budget, so packing too much may mean that you need to carry all of what you have on transits and while walking for a long period of time.
We have a Camping Checklist and a Vacation Checklist that are available for download from our site as well, if you’re planning other trips.
Survival Backpack Equipment Checklist
Travel Backpacking Checklist
Summer Backpacking Gear Checklist
Printable Backpacking Checklist
What to Bring
More than backpacking, you can actually do a Travel Checklist too. But before jumping on to that, here’s what is exactly on a backpacking checklist:
- A tent (if needed). If you are going to the wilderness, a beach, the mountains, or a campsite, bringing a tent will let you spend just a little amount for accommodation rather than spend most of your money in renting a room that you are only going to use for a few hours.
- Sleeping bag. As it only consumes a small space in your backpack compared to when you bring a pillow, a sleeping sheet, and a comforter.
- Food. It depends on you if you will bring packed foods, cook on the place where you are going, or just buy there. Should you be cooking, only carry necessary tools and equipment for cooking depending on the food that you are to prepare.
- Travel money. Commuting on unknown streets might be the most exciting part of traveling, but make sure you allocate a portion of your budget on fare.
- Identification cards. In case you need to go to places where some identification is needed.
- Light source. A small flashlight or camping light will do.
- An itinerary and a travel budget plan. Traveling alone is the best because you get to go to the places you want to go. Make sure to plan and budget trips well so you could to as many spots as you want.
- Personal hygiene kit. A simple toothbrush-and-toothpaste kit would do.
- First aid kit. Especially needed if you’re hiking alone in the mountains.
- Tickets. Make sure to keep your tickets and boarding passes handy.
- Passport and other needed documents. If you are traveling outside your country.
So, I guess it is now time to explore different places. Traveling should not intimidate you. All you need is to research properly and know how you can travel without spending too much.