How to organize a backpack for a multi-day hiking/ camping trip

A properly balanced and well-organized backpack can mean the difference between being comfortable and uncomfortable out on the trail. Even though trekkers and hikers consider backpacks to be an essential part of the whole experience, however when it comes to loading it, it seems to be a process that many hikers neglect.

There is such a major emphasis on what goes into packs, yet relatively little in regards to how that gear should be distributed. Comfort, stability and convenience are all enhanced in a well loaded backpack. It’s by no means rocket science, but it is a skill that’s worth taking the time to get right.
A properly balanced and well-organized backpack can mean the difference between being comfortable and uncomfortable out on the trail. Even though trekkers and hikers consider backpacks to be an essential part of the whole experience, however when it comes to loading it, it seems to be a process that many hikers neglect.
There is such a major emphasis on what goes into packs, yet relatively little in regards to how that gear should be distributed. Comfort, stability and convenience are all enhanced in a well loaded backpack. It’s by no means rocket science, but it is a skill that’s worth taking the time to get right.

This section is reserved for things generally not excessively heavy, but its bulk provides a base upon which you can place weightier items . Anything big, bulky and relatively “squishable” that can be compressed into the bottom of your pack goes here. Think of it as the non-essentials while you’re out on the trail.  

This section is reserved for things generally not excessively heavy, but its bulk provides a base upon which you can place weightier items . Anything big, bulky and relatively “squishable” that can be compressed into the bottom of your pack goes here. Think of it as the non-essentials while you’re out on the trail.    

• Sleeping bag

• Camping mat

• Small pillow

• Loose clothing

• Extra socks

• Sleeping bag

• Camping mat

• Small pillow

• Loose clothing

• Extra socks

The middle section of your pack is designated for heavy weight items. Pack your heaviest, densest gear as close to your back as you can in order to maintain your center of gravity and thus relieve your back from unnecessary stress. 

• Stove & fuel

• Food

• Bear canister (centered in your backpack)

• Toiletries

• Camp mug

• Camp shoes


• Stove & fuel

• Food

• Bear canister (centered in your backpack)

• Toiletries

• Camp mug

• Camp shoes

Anything to which you want quick access should go at the very top of the main compartment.

Anything to which you want quick access should go at the very top of the main compartment.  

• First aid

• Quick snacks

• Water filter

• Map and guide

• Camera


• First aid

• Quick snacks

• Water filter

• Map and guide

• Camera

How to protect the gear in yourbackpack from rain?

Phone, cash, camera, dry clothes, and toilet paper. What do all these things have in common? Well, they are all often included in a hiking pack and do not mix well with rain.? You need to be properly equipped to be able to meet the challenges of hiking in foul weather.

Waterproof backpack

A waterproof backpack backpack can avoid your belongings gets soaked and stay dry while you hike in the rain. If you have a Hypergear backpack, you’re already most of the way to waterproof.

Waterproof backpack

A waterproof backpack backpack can avoid your belongings gets soaked and stay dry while you hike in the rain. If you have a Hypergear backpack, you’re already most of the way to waterproof.

Backpack Rain Cover

If you have gear or accessories you place outside your waterproof compartment, a rain cover can keep them safe and dry during pouring rain. Hypergear Rain Cover comes with small pouch to store your rain cover. Bringing one with you won’t hurt.

Backpack Rain Cover

If you have gear or accessories you place outside your waterproof compartment, a rain cover can keep them safe and dry during pouring rain. Hypergear Rain Cover comes with small pouch to store your rain cover. Bringing one with you won’t hurt.



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