Backpacking Checklist – Things To Take Travelling

Backpacking Checklist – Things To Take Travelling

The ultimate backpacking checklist to make sure you don’t leave anything behind on your upcoming trip. Here’s all the things to take travelling.

Backpacking Checklist – Things To Take Travelling

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100% our number one item on the backpacking checklist is our camera.

For this we always recommend the Nikon D3300. This camera, in our eyes, is top of the list for a beginners camera. It’s light, easy to use and the perfect camera to explore the world with.

If it’s your first DSLR camera don’t forget to grab a Camera CaseSpare Battery & SD Card

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Universal Adapter

Now you’re definitely going to need one of these. Don’t get caught arriving in a new country with no means of charging your electronics.

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Power Bank

Even if you’re electronics are fully charged, at some point on your trip, they’re going to die when you least want them to.

Don’t risk missing the perfect photo because you’ve got a flat battery. Nowadays we all use electronic devices to get around so it’ll be a saviour when you’ve ticked this off your backpacking checklist.

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These will come in handy for the long bus journeys, or even trying to sleep at night if you get stuck next to a snorer.


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Another great one for the road is a good read. If you’re a book worm or want to keep your brain ticking whilst travelling, we highly recommend a Kindle or a good paperback.

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Travel Necessities

Backpack + Day Bag

Number one thing you’re going to need is something to carry your belongings in! We carry a 65L + 15L backpack (big front opener with a detachable day bag) and recommend the…

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Rain Mac

One thing that’s always handy to have is a roll up rain mac. You might never use it but trust us, there’s nothing worse than getting caught out in a storm. They’re cheap enough and roll up to virtually nothing…

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Now at some point you’re going to need some sturdy sneakers. Those flip flops aren’t going to cut it when it comes to climbing a mountain or hiking to a view point…



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Money Belt

This little necessity is definitely a good idea for those of you that need peace of mind when leaving your accomodation.  You can wear it round your waist to keep your money and passport tucked away safe…

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Waterproof Phone Case

This little safety bag is pretty self explanatory and can save the day when you’re exploring around water…


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Travel Document Folder

If you’re an organised traveller, or unorganised traveller for this matter, you’re probably going to want to keep your visas, passport and any other documents safe…

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First Aid Kit

Don’t do it! Don’t think you’re too cool to carry a first aid kit because you never know when you might need one.

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Laundry Bag

For the stinky clothes, because they WILL get stinky… (This is exactly the same as ours… we have matching) 🙂

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Ocean Pack Dry Bag

For the divers, snorkelers and also people that love boat trips. A wet bag has definitely saved us on various occasions…

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Head Torch

For the cavers, mountaineers as well as people that love exploring…

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If there’s anything else that you think should go on the Backpacking Checklist, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments…

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  1. Bijoy
    February 20, 2018 / 12:03 am

    Do you guys have one of those rucksacks each or just one between you? I don’t mean to sound stupid, just that me and my girlfriend we’re planning on going for 3 months and we’re thinking of around 50L for me and 45L for her, so just wanted to know. :’)

    • Wanderers & Warriors
      February 22, 2018 / 6:32 am

      Hey, not stupid at all. We have one each, so a 65L each then a 15L each day bag that we take out on adventures. What you said sounds about right for you guys! Safe travels 🙂

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