How do I pack my hiking backpack?
What are you taking?
Only bring necessities
You probably have a long packing list for your trip. Your passport, 4 pairs of shoes and your hair dryer. Stuff that you think you really need. Put everything in front of you and remember that all these things - plus souvenirs - carry on your back. Because you do not become happy with those thoughts, you remove at least a third of what is displayed on the floor. Trust me, you will be grateful to me later.
Roll up your clothes
What is in front of you now has to fit in your bag. Your clothes take up the most space and should of course also stay clean. Because you have just removed the iron from your checklist, you can keep clothes clean in a different way. Fold all your clothes double once and roll it up tightly. This way your clothes take up the least space and everything stays pretty wrinkle free.
Use different plastic bags
Put as many things as possible in plastic bags. A backpack often consists of one large section. For example, if you want to take your underpants or t-shirts, everything is completely mixed up in no time. By separating them through different bags, you will find them easier. You can also use clothing covers, so your clothes take less space.
Place your stuff in a convenient place
With some backpacks, the main compartment is only accessible via the top. Quite awkward when you want to get something out of your bag quickly before the train leaves. Often you can also go to the main subject via the side or bottom. Smart to take this into account. For example, stop a set of clean clothing at the entrance to the main compartment. Handy when you arrive at your hostel at night.
Properly packing your backpack means being as strict for yourself. Do not take too much. What you take with you, you take care of carefully. You spread the heavy stuff at the bottom of the backpack. And put everything in separate bags? That helps.