How to pack hiking bags

- May 17, 2019-

[Tent]: I often see people who put things on the ground to pick up the tents. It not only makes people feel messy, but also wets a lot of materials when it rains and snows. You may ask: Will the tent be placed on the top will affect other items? How much will be hindered, but because the book is collected as a whole, it is not too laborious to take it. The pole is placed along the side of the backpack near the back (the compartment of the backpack should be relaxed so that the pole can be inserted into the bottom of the backpack). The poles can also be hung on the sides of the backpack, but it is best to put them in the backpack when walking the jungle, mainly to better protect the pole. Scattered items are scattered and the volume of the items is not uniform, the weight is different, and the filling method is also different.

The way we recommend is to stack the book as a stack of quilts, the length and width of which are the same as or slightly larger than the backpack, and tighten with a flat rope. The ground nails are also clamped in the book (because the ground nails have a protective cover). , so it won't break the book). The folded book is recommended to be placed on the top of the backpack, which means that the first one is the tent. The comparison is in line with the order of camping. We often set up tents and do other things in the camp. When we withdraw from the camp, we first pack the things in the tent and then stack the tents.

[Soft and hard]: For soft objects (such as hats, gloves, etc.), we recommend filling the gaps between large, hard, and tangible items (such as pots, water bottles, etc.). For hard textures, the shape is irregular. Small items (such as headlights, burners, etc.), we recommend to put them in a set of pots, lunch boxes and other containers, easy to fill, and can effectively protect these small items, of course, your headlights can be loaded into the lunch box, Whether the burner can be put into the cooker or not is a choice when you buy it. Small items that are taken at any time should be placed on the second floor—that is, under the tent—often on the same level as the food. The method of loading water and food is very similar to that of scattered items, and the location is on the same level. I won’t say more here.

[Water]: As for water, it is often the largest proportion of all items. Its placement is directly related to the center of gravity of the backpack, which affects the entire journey. But each person's weight-bearing ability is different, and the comfort is different. Just like some people put heavy objects on top of their heads, others use a cloth strip on their heads... But as far as our preference is concerned, we are willing to put water ( Usually three liters) is placed in the middle of the backpack, which is the third layer, which makes the center of gravity of the entire backpack in the middle, so that there will be the best comfort (personal experience). For containers filled with water, we recommend using a square cross section to reduce the volume occupied by the container and also reduce the gap.

[Clothing]: The clothes placed in clothing and sleeping bags, especially in winter, have almost the same volume as sleeping bags. For example, fleece and down jackets have good compressibility, but we do not recommend using compression bags. Taking a single piece of clothing creates great difficulties. The way we advocate is to put the clothes on the lower layer of the backpack and the top of the sleeping bag (fourth floor). In this way, the weight of the first, second and third layers can be used to compress the space occupied by the clothes as much as possible, and can be conveniently taken from the bottom bin when needed. The sleeping bag is the fifth layer. It is recommended to use a compression bag, which not only reduces the volume, but also facilitates the taking, and even compresses the washed clothes together.