Backpacking across different regions of the world is increasingly popular. If it’s for a few weeks or a few months, preparing for such a trip can be confusing and stressful. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you prepare for your adventures.
The information in this Instructable refers to interrailing type trips. If you plan to be in the mountains for weeks/months at a time, this information might not be relevant. But if you’re traveling around a lot of cities, which will most likely be the case unless you’ve specifically planned a hiking/ trail excursion, this information could be useful. Have a look at the comment section for more good advice! Lots of travelers here with good ideas:)
*If you wondering where that picture was taken, it’s at the Machu Picchu, Peru.
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A few weeks or months before your departure date, put a basket somewhere in your room (or where ever suits you really).
Every time you find something you might want to bring on your trip just stick it in the basket. You don’t have to be particular selective (that part comes later). Don’t worry about taking things you use out, just try and put them back in eventually. The point of the basket is that when you start packing your bag, most of what you need is in one place.
This is a good way to avoid forgetting little things, or things that are so obvious you just don’t see them in the chaos of packing.
You should also already be sorting out your VISAs, MEDICATION & VACCINATION if you need them.