5 Essential Items That Many Backpackers Never Think to Bring


Packing for an extended trip can be a daunting task for any backpacker. Whether you plan to camp, stay in hostels, or couch-surf you need to bring everything in one lightweight backpack, but don’t want to leave behind anything that might leave you unprepared if forgotten. Here are the top five items that will make any backpacking trip more comfortable, but that many travelers still never think to bring.

1. Micro Fiber Towel

A lightweight quick drying towel will make any awkward experience in a crowded hostel bathroom much more pleasant. They come in a variety of sizes, though it’s usually worth it to go for one of the bigger ones, and can be found at most camping or travel stores.