What to carry in your backpack

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If we want to avoid be weary on your journey, go lighter and prevent back pain, your backpack should weigh as little as possible. We have to plan exactly what to wear and look well what we can do without. There are several issues to consider when talking about the pilgrim backpack. We have to choose the backpack itself, and secondly the choice and distribution of elements in it, but also the season in which we route. a pilgrim’s backpack in summer is very different than that of a pilgrim in winter. Let’s look at each of these sections carefully.

What backpack choose?

We will find in the market an infinite variety of backpack models, but it is important that it is comfortable and ergonomic. It must be subject to tight hip and shoulder pads, but also has to be light. There are backpacks that empty can weigh almost 2 kilos, so we must ensure that it is as small as possible. The larger is the backpack, the more we tend to put things in it.

Weight and distribution

The most popular recommendation is that the backpack is at most 10% of our weight. Translated into kilos, usually between 6 and 7 kg. in the case of women and 7 or 8 for men.

In terms of distribution, it is advisable to place the heaviest items closest to the back. The sleeping bag will be better on the bottom, cushion for everything else. What we use most wear on the side pocket and top pocket closing documents, contacts, credentials, etc., so we can have everything important close and easy.

Summer or Winter

A pilgrim’s backpack making the road from October to April does not seem that the one who chooses the path to the spring and summer. The first difference is the sleeping bag; Winter will be much thicker and heavier than in summer, with a very thin sleeping bag it will be enough. Rain is also another determining when preparing the backpack, since we have to anticipate that there will always be able to do laundry, because it will take longer to dry and therefore need to wear more clothes than summer months.

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    If we want to avoid be weary on your journey, go lighter and prevent back pain, your backpack should weigh as little as possible. We have to plan exactly what to wear and look well what we can do without. There are several issues to consider when talking about the pilgrim backpack. We have to choose the backpack itself, and secondly the choice and distribution of elements in it, but also the season in which we route. a pilgrim’s backpack in summer is very different than that of a pilgrim in winter. Let’s look at each of these sections carefully.

    What backpack choose?

    We will find in the market an infinite variety of backpack models, but it is important that it is comfortable and ergonomic. It must be subject to tight hip and shoulder pads, but also has to be light. There are backpacks that empty can weigh almost 2 kilos, so we must ensure that it is as small as possible. The larger is the backpack, the more we tend to put things in it.

    Weight and distribution

    The most popular recommendation is that the backpack is at most 10% of our weight. Translated into kilos, usually between 6 and 7 kg. in the case of women and 7 or 8 for men.

    In terms of distribution, it is advisable to place the heaviest items closest to the back. The sleeping bag will be better on the bottom, cushion for everything else. What we use most wear on the side pocket and top pocket closing documents, contacts, credentials, etc., so we can have everything important close and easy.

    Summer or Winter

    A pilgrim’s backpack making the road from October to April does not seem that the one who chooses the path to the spring and summer. The first difference is the sleeping bag; Winter will be much thicker and heavier than in summer, with a very thin sleeping bag it will be enough. Rain is also another determining when preparing the backpack, since we have to anticipate that there will always be able to do laundry, because it will take longer to dry and therefore need to wear more clothes than summer months.

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