Going On An Adventure? Here’s What You Need To Pack
If you’re planning on heading out on an adventure vacation or trip, it’s not quite the same as checking into a hotel for a holiday. It’s more rough, dangerous and essentially exciting. If you’re going on an adventure trip, you are probably tired of the mundane and the typical holidays. You want something new, something bold, something that you will remember for the rest of your life. There are lots of places in the world where you can head out on an adventure vacation. You could head to the outback of Australia, the jungles of Africa, the rain forests of South America or perhaps a little more locally, the deserts of Nevada. But what should you pack for a trip like this? We have a few little pieces of advice on recommendations on what should be in your bag.
The Equivalent Of One Hundred Dollars
True adventures don’t take massive amounts of money. They want to go rough and wild, living with nature. Well, if you’re looking for this type of thrill ride, we still strongly suggest that you take one hundred dollars exchanged into the currency of the country that you’re traveling to. You might think this is a weird choice of item to pack, but it’s actually a little bit of a tradition. Journalists are well known to do this when traveling abroad. They get given one hundred dollars, and the idea is that you come back with the money or you come back with the story of how you spent it. One hundred dollars can get you out of a lot of trouble in most parts of the world or at the very least buy you something tasty to eat somewhere.
A Good Rucksack
A bag is particularly important for adventure travel. You need to make sure that it is comfortable enough for those long hikes and walks. There is a good chance that if you buy a typical travel bag, it’s going to be weighing down on you after just a couple of hours. What you want is a top loading backpack. With this, all of the heavy items are close to your spine, and this actually makes the most sense. By doing that, you can ensure that your back supports the most weight and it centers what you’re carrying quite well. If you’re used to other types of bag, this does take a little while to get use to, but if you’re planning on going camping or out into the wild, this is by far the best option.
A Good Pair Of Binoculars
We imagine that if you are heading out on an adventure travel trip, there’s a lot that you want to see. Perhaps, you are specifically travelling to a place where you’ll be looking to spot some animals. Whether you’re in the outbacks of Australia or checking out Botswana safaris and tours, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get that close to the animals. They don’t tend to come that close to the tour cars, and if you’re by yourself, you probably shouldn’t be venturing too near to them anyway. With a good pair of binoculars, you won’t need to, and you’ll still be able to see the animals in all their glory.
A Great Multitool
Yes, these do come in Christmas crackers, or they can be bought at your local gas station. It is, however, worth picking up one that has actually been made to a high-quality level. As we said, while you can buy one virtually anywhere, most of these will break. We recommend looking at the ones available online with the best reviews from real adventurers. It should go without saying, but you shouldn’t be looking for random tools on these devices. A set of plier cutters is more crucial than a corkscrew when you’re planning on going on an adventure. A tool like this can get you out of all sorts of scraps. For a decent multi-tool, you should be looking at spending a little more than thirty dollars.
A Great Hammock
Hammocks are a useful piece of kit because they will always give you a comfortable place to sleep for the night. All you need is a couple of trees, and you’ll have a great place to tie it up and take a rest. These days, hammocks are all-purpose items which means they come with mosquito nets and rain tarpaulins as part of the design. That’s important if you are traveling to a tropical location are anywhere that you could be exposed to a whole host of bugs. Another big benefit of hammocks is that they are super lightweight. As such you don’t have to worry about having any difficulty carrying them around with you.
Of course, if you want to be more comfortable you can also pack a blow-up mattress. While these can be quite light these days, they will take up a lot of space in your backpack, they’re difficult to pack, and they take a while to put down or set up. It’s not the best if you’re going to be constantly on the move, but if you are only visiting one location, it could be a viable option.
Zero Degree Sleeping Bag
Finally, make sure that you do pack a zero degree sleeping bag. The idea of these sleeping bags is that they will keep you warm, even when it is zero degrees outside. This will allow you to camp in a range of different locations even on higher terrain, which is great news. It gives you a lot of versatility when choosing where to set up camp on your travels. Again, you do need to be careful about the product that you choose to buy here because an inferior product will definitely cause issues in the worst climates.
We hope you find this advice useful and use it to pack for your own adventure holiday this year. Regardless of where you travel, packing the right gear will always be essential. With an adventure vacation, it’s the difference between an awesome experience you’ll always remember and a trip you’ll definitely want to forget.