The Ultimate Backpacking Packing List: Essentials for Your Adventure

It’s finally happening! You get to pack your backpack for that amazing trip! But what should you bring? Planning for a backpacking trip is exciting, but knowing what to pack can be overwhelming. No worries, I’m here to help you! In this backpacking packing list, I will cover all the essential items you’ll need for your adventure, making sure you’re well-prepared for any situation. From basics like clothing to must-have gear, I’ve got you covered. Let’s get started!

Basics

Documents

  • Passport + copies
  • Driver’s license
  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Health insurance card
  • Travel insurance card and/or travel insurance copies
  • Medical passport

Toiletries

  • Toiletry bag (with hook)
  • Toothbrush + toothpaste
  • Toothpicks
  • Shampoo + conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Razor + extra blades
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush and/or comb
  • Hairstyling products
  • Hair elastic bands and/or hair clips
  • Make-up remover or facial cleansing wipes
  • Day and/or night cream
  • Nail care kit (nail scissors, clippers and/or file)
  • Tweezer
  • Make-up
  • Lipbalm
  • Sunscreen
  • Aftersun
  • Contact lenses and/or glasses
  • Lens solution
  • Tampons and/or sanitary pads
  • Birth control pill
  • Hand sanitizer
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Clothing and shoes

  • (Hiking) shoes and/or sneakers
  • Flip-flops
  • Sandals and/or water shoes
  • Outdoor jacket (wind- and waterproof)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • (Zipped) sweater
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • T-shirts and/or tops
  • Shorts
  • Dresses and/or skirts
  • Trousers (linen pants or sports leggings)
  • Swimwear
  • Cap or hat

Medical

  • Anti-mosquito 40% DEET
  • (Blister) plasters
  • First aid travel kit
  • Paracetamols
  • Antibiotic treatment Azitromyc
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Thermometer
  • Diarrhea inhibitor
  • Throat medication
  • Oral rehydration solution
  • Nasal spray
  • Desinfection cream
  • Personal medication

Electronics

  • Mobile
  • Camera
  • GoPro + handler
  • Drone
  • All chargers
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra SD cards
  • E-reader
  • Tablet and/or laptop
  • Powerbank
  • Earphones
  • Universal world plug

Extras

  • Travel towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Drybag
  • Games
  • Headlamp
  • Foldable bag
  • Reusable bags for dirty laundry
  • Pen and paper
  • Swimming goggles
  • Locks
  • Tape
  • Binocular
  • Detergent
  • Scrubba Wash Bag

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