How to Pack a Hiking Backpack Like a GIRL!
As I prepare for a two month backpacking trip to SE Asia, I found it hard to thoroughly pack light while still having my necessities. With my 55L hiking backpack that was filled to the brim and heavy as hell, I quickly needed to start all over.
Reevaluating it all, I realized the habit of packing an outfit for every occasion is embedded in our culture and not only is it nonsense, but would take a toll on me physically rather quickly with all that stuff.
As for other things I may need, the intention is to use what I have or worst case, buy it out there!
On the featured quick video, I'll show you how to pack a hiking backpack like a GIRL, having all the necessities we need but still pack light for extended travel!
What is in my pack:
2 pairs of shorts
1 pair of long jogging/workout pants
1 knee length, cotton skirt
4 short sleeve or sleeveless tops
1 sarong: can be used a million ways including a head-wrap, towel, blanket, sheet, etc.
1 light jacket
1 pair of PJs: while I could have substituted a T-shirt & shorts, I really like comfy PJs
1 bathing suit
7 pair of undies
4 pair of socks
Pair of comfortable sandals
Pair of hiking/terrain boots
Enough pads & tampons for two months! The most important need for women!
Feminine Clothes/wipes (many places around the world do not use toilet paper!)
A black pouch containing:
LOTS of toothpaste
A plastic container used as a medicine box (container helps keep medicines cool and from spilling/leaking)
Compartments in my pack will store:
** I did not pack any makeup EXCEPT my favorite lipsticks!