An Urban Backpacker’s Guide to Packing

urban packpacker guide

Are you planning or fantasizing about a backpacking trip? Below you will find very useful tips on how to pack and what things to consider if you go on a trip that requires you to pack smart and comfortably. It is important to think before you act on this so that your trip doesn’t end up being a pain because you brought the wrong size pack for your body, you forgot to pack some essentials, or you packed too much. 

As a backpacker you’ll have to be self reliant, budget-conscious and smart about your choices. You will also have to be careful about not losing important things (like your passport) or even becoming a target to be mugged.

By choosing a bag and what you bring wisely, and determining your weight limits you’ll be thankful later.

The infographic below will guide you through making these decisions from the process of selecting a bag to tips on what you need and how to carry it.

Infographic by Work The World

Have you ever gone backpacking? Do you have any tips to add?

7 thoughts on “An Urban Backpacker’s Guide to Packing

  1. Love this! Thanks for posting it. Sending hug! -lisa


  2. Hey love! Thanks for this post! I am heading to Paris this coming weekend, only for a few days, but this gave me a ton of inspiration for packing my backpack! 🙂


    1. Hey! I’m kinda jealous of all your upcoming trips! Having been to France since 2008. I’m glad this was useful to you. Happy travels!


      1. I am definitely excited to be traveling some this summer… we haven’t been anywhere in over a year and a half, so it’s definitely time! Do you have any trips planned for the summer?!


      2. No plans! I haven’t really made much plans in forever. We’re pretty spontaneous haha. I might head to Mexico City around mid august. 🙂


      3. Spontaneous is fabulous!


  3. Love this! Can’t wait to go travelling again!


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