7 tips I learned from my last backpacking trip

The last time I travelled with a backpack (around South-East Asia) I made lots of silly first-time traveller mistakes. Next time I am going away for longer (at least 18 months) and I plan to avoid these mistakes by following these 7 simple tips.

Backpackers in Vietnam - 7 tips I learned from my last backpacking trip

1. Get out the things you are taking and then brutally half them!
This is a very important piece of advice and one that every travel blogger will tell you. When you are packing for a trip, RTW or a single destination, the temptation to bring everything but the kitchen sink is great. That voice inside your head will be saying “but what if…”. Don’t listen. You will not need that second pair of denim shorts or that jumper ‘in case it’s cold’. You won’t need those ghd’s or that massive bottle of body lotion. Continue reading “7 tips I learned from my last backpacking trip”

Finding The 4 Best Cooking Options For Your Next Backpacking Trip

Backpacking burns a lot of energy. One of the most important considerations when planning your trip is what you’re going to eat and how you’re going to cook it. Here are four of the top cooking options commonly used when out on the trail.

Backpacking Trip

Lightweight Camping Stoves

Backpackers looking for a lightweight cooking stove have many options to choose from. Alcohol stoves are the smallest and simplest design and are fueled by denatured alcohol or Yellow HEET, both easily found at hardware stores and gas stations. These can even be improvised from a soda or beer can. For greater heat output and temperature control at a small cost in increased weight, backpackers can try a canister stove. Wood burning stoves are the heaviest of the options, but don’t require backpackers to carry any fuel. Continue reading “Finding The 4 Best Cooking Options For Your Next Backpacking Trip”