How to Prepare For an Outdoor Adventure
My Australian Travels are focused on Nature and Outdoor experiences. So, when preparing for my Australia solo adventures, I know how to pack for an Outdoor Adventure. I usually spend 75% of my time outdoors, 10% walking and exploring cities, and 10% visiting art exhibitions and attending events.
With this activity breakdown in mind, my priority for packing luggage is to meet the threshold of 15 kg of weight. Over the years, I have been trying out several types of luggage, from a 55-litre backpack – in my first solo backpacking adventure – to a wheeled hard suitcase to a wheeled soft bag. The latter suits most of my travel styles and what I fall in love with.
For my first Australia trip, I used my beloved Deuter Backpack. On my first trip, I set off with a 10 kg Backpack, which I loved. However, I have stopped using my backpack because of my back health.
Then, after a few years, I switched from a backpack to a suitcase for the first time, but it proved to be pretty much a disaster. I left home overpacked, and after a few weeks, I struggled not to exceed 20 kg of weight. In addition, carrying around such a bulky suitcase was not a good idea—a lesson learnt.
What gear do I use for my travel adventures
Last year I used for the first time a Samsonite Duffle Bag, and that was a hit. It’s easy to pack and unpack and fabulous for my outdoor adventures in Australia. With my Samsonite Duffle Bag, I meet the weight threshold of 15 kg, which is excellent. Additionally, the bag has an all-around zip that allows opening along both sides, so I can easily find what I need without rummaging through the bag. And it’s convenient to carry around. You can look at the type of Samsonite Wheeled Duffle Bag
Packing Checklist for Any Outdoor Adventure
This is what I do when I pack for an outdoor adventure. I would try to leave behind as many outdoor accessories as you can, bearing in mind that you may be using them only once; it would be more sensible to hire them on the spot.
- Make a list of the Outdoor adventures you plan to do in Australia. Add time frame, place and climate conditions for each experience, as these are essential details for your packing list.
- Map out your Outdoor Adventures by dividing your packing list into 3 main categories: outdoor wear, outdoor shoes and outdoor accessories. Within these 3 categories, create the subcategories relevant to your activities, like camping, hiking, surfing, kayaking, etc.
- Pack functional wear and avoid using cotton clothes because it absorbs moisture. Activewear has many advantages; it’s breathable, wicks dampness away, quick-drying, and easy to care for. I love the super lightweight, so I only use functional wear for my outdoor adventures in Australia.
- Bring walking shoes, comfortable hiking boots, and strappy sandals with the profiled sole. They must be breathable, water-resistant and, most importantly, light and comfortable. I have been using for years my Timberland boots and loved them. They weigh the same as running shoes and don’t take up much space.
- Only bring with you the necessary accessories. I am a bit obsessed with outdoor accessories and tend to pack far too many, and I must admit I often end up not using them. But when hiking alone, I always fear not having everything I need.I pack a hard plastic water bottle, a small airtight food container and a Swiss Army Knife. I don’t use it much, but having it with me makes me feel safer. Moreover, I take with me a small night lamp, a headlamp, and a mini-pocket medical kit.
How do you pack for your Outdoor Adventures? Do you have any tips to add to this list? Leave your comment here below.
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