Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack

Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack

Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack (Infographic)

A well-packed backpack is a key factor in making sure your hike is comfortable, safe and enjoyable. Learn more about how to pack your hiking bag in the infographic below.

Packing for a hike can be a balancing act – you want to ensure that you have everything you’ll need without carrying around too much weight. It’s important to know which items are non-negotiable and which are useful rather than essential to have.

The Importance of a Well-Packed Hiking Bag

When embarking on an adventure in the great outdoors, safety is paramount. The key to staying safe lies in thorough preparation. As such, it’s important to make sure that you have everything you have all the essentials to stay safe as you venture into the wilderness.

Getting It Right

The way we pack our backpacks can make or break our trip. A poorly-packed bag will feel heavier, cause back pain and other injuries, or could even push you off balance. For optimum comfort and efficiency, try your best to avoid overpacking and place items strategically to minimise the bulk. Place heavier, less-used objects (e.g. sleeping bag, cookware) at the bottom of your bag and put lighter frequently-used items (e.g. your compass, snacks) within easy reach at the top.

Learn More Below

If you are planning on going on a hike soon and would like to know more about the best way to pack your bag, then you should check out this infographic guide from the team at Ireland Walk Hike Bike. This helpful graphic lays out the must-have items and also shows you how to pack for a single day or multi-day hike.

Scroll down to the infographic below to discover more.

Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack


Authors Bio:

Helen O’Keeffe

Helen works as a Marketing Executive with Ireland Walk Hike Bike, a certified EcoTourism Ireland tour operator providing guided and self-guided walking, hiking and cycling tours throughout Ireland.