What to bring along?

What to bring along?

A hiker has to deal with weather conditions and should therefore be prepared for anything. A reasonably complete equipment consists of: sturdy, regularly worn socks, seamless and perfectly adapted certainly not too wide because folds may cause blisters, shirts or blouses, two pieces of each, either with or without short sleeves shirt or blouse with long sleeves two pants, two long pants, lightweight, nice fabric, zip off pants or one long and one short fleece jacket; underwear, singlet / t-shirt to sleep in, long johns, during cold nights to be used as pyjamas, poncho, covering your backpack and a waterproof cover for the backpack; rain pants, headgear, a slouch hat, a balaclava for cold conditions, a sweatband in hot conditions; handkerchiefs, paper towels; flip-flops or sandals toiletries, Swiss army knife (not in hand luggage in case you fly)

TIP: a full backpack should never weigh more than 20% of your body weight.

10 Packing Quotes to Remind You to Travel Light

He who would travel happily must travel light.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
-Cesare Pavese

On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy.
-Spanish Proverb

I get ideas about what’s essential when packing my suitcase.
-Diane von Furstenberg

There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you’ve been.
-Richard Proenneke, One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

Packing for a trip can be exciting. But unpacking is always depressing.

Excess baggage is a symptom of something we are missing on the inside – a fear that we won’t be accepted for what we are, as if our selves are not enough. We bring too much of our past experience, the clutter of our emotions. These things get in the way and keep us from getting close to others. Then we are left with the task of having to find someone else to carry it, whether it is our luggage or our loneliness.
-Mary Morris

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
-Oscar Wilde

I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value.
-Christopher Fry

Let your memory be your travel bag.
-Alexander Solzhenitsyn