Packing and Prep

Backpacking + Trek Travel Packing Guide


So you are going on a backpacking travel trip, first off congrats! Second, let me show you what I pack. This is what I pack for a 1 month + backpacking trip. NOTE, that I won’t be required to carry both my bags when I am in hiking, only my day bag. So if you need to hike with your larger bag, you should make sure you pick a more hiking style backpack.

Full list below!


  • Hiking Boots or Running Shoes depending on trip
  • Flip Flops
  • Everyday shoes
  • Fancy Shoe, so a Boot or a Wedge depending on space.
  • Bags to place them in so they don’t get bag dirty


  • Rain bag cover
  • 2x Locks
  • Cable
  • Water bottle with filter
  • Laundry Bag
  • Laundry powder
  • Money Belt
  • Pillow Case
  • Umbrella
  • Microfiber Body Towel
  • Microfiber Face Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel Blow Dryer
  • Travel Hair Straightener
  • Toiletries
  • Makeup Bag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Travel Cutlery Set
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Flashlight
  • 2x Multi-country Electrical Adapters
  • Bug Spray

Trek Clothes

  • Waterproof Mittens
  • Toque/Beenie
  • Buff and or a Scarf
  • Thermal leggings and shirt base layer
  • Warm Vest
  • Long Sleeve Outdoors Pullover
  • 2x Hiking Socks

Everyday Clothes

  • Raincoat
  • Packing Cubes
  • 2x Active Shirts
  • 1x Active Shorts
  • 2x Sleeveless Shirts
  • 3x T-Shirts
  • 3x Shorts
  • 1x Jeans
  • 1x Long Jumper
  • 1x Dress
  • 1x Vest
  • 1x Hat
  • 1 shirt and shorts sleep wear
  • 10x Underwear
  • 3x Bralets
  • 2x Sports Bras
  • 5x Socks
  • 1 or 2 Swimming Suits (depending on trip)

Day/Camera Bag

  • Waterproof Cover
  • Book
  • Pocket Language Guide
  • Notebook
  • 2x Pens
  • Passports plus holder.
  • Important Documents
  • Headphones
  • Phone.
  • Laptop
  • External Harddrive
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Face Power
  • Jewelry
  • Spare Battery Pack to charge USBs
  • All Chargers
  • USB Stick
  • Mouse


Camera Gear

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Bags all packed up and ready to go.

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As always, once you start packing up your things you’ll find a few items that just don’t fit. These are those items. Packing is an art, each trip is different. So on this trip these few items just didn’t make the cut.

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And there we have it! All turtled up and ready to backpack.

Is there anything I missed? What are some of your items you pack on your travels?

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  • Reply
    January 29, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Loved it! Just watched the video as well and it actually helped me finally make my decision to purchase the Osprey for my Australia working holiday this year. I have the Osprey Escapist 25 as a daypack for Guatemala etc. right now and could not ask for a better daypack!

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    March 14, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Hola from Mexico! Where do you buy your merino wool clothing?

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    March 29, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Hey Nadine! What kind of tripod do you take with you? I have something gorilla pod, but I want something for my DSLR camera and not sure what to get. Thanks!

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    May 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Where did you buy that cute green purse?

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    July 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    DLSR Camera… It’s a Mirrorless camera ahahah (I know you knew it, but it is for the others that don’t know the difference between a dslr (old and bulky) and a mirrorless (amazing)

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