20 Things to Pack on Your Backpacking Trip

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Packing for a backpacking trip is a challenge, to say the least. You have to consider all the items you need to keep you warm, dry, safe, and entertained throughout your trip and fit them all in a tiny space light enough to carry on your back for hours at a time. As a seasoned backpacking pro, I’m here to help you sort it out. Here are 20 things to pack for your backpacking trip:

Fast Dry Towel

Nothing is worse than a mildewy smelling towel to dry off with when you finally feel clean! A quick dry towel should completely dry in less than 12 hours (some as quick as a few hours), meaning even a one-night stopover is enough time to take a rinse and not doom your towel to dampness in your bag.

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