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Thinking of planning for a trip full of adventure for yourself, one thing which you can not overlook is the backpack. As packing plays an important role in the comforts and smoothness of your travel, your backpack which houses everything you gonna need during travel must be well-taken care of. Your backpack should be given due attention as it will be your real-time travel partner throughout your momentous journey.

The contents and size of the backpack have changed a lot after years because of recent advancements in the tourism industry and fabulous smart travel items. It was the time when a 90L backpack was very much a necessity for a person when on a trip for 5 or more days has been reduced to 30L capacity only. Nowadays people use to carry minimal items along and clothing accessories have also been changed with more focus on comfort rather than overlook. Today we will discuss and I will share some knowledge with you regarding what all must be there in your backpack while traveling.

So what all items should be there in your backpack?

Simple and straight answer to this quite puzzled question is : as minimum as possible.

You can keep anything you want, but one thing to keep in mind is that it will also generate a lot of weight on your back. Having large weightage in your backpack will cause your movement sluggish and make you tire in turn making your trip not so joyful for you. So, before packing everything in a backpack, just layout them over and ask yourself, whether you will be requiring them all during the trip?

If the answer for some accessories is in No, you should simply take out those items from the list and make your backpack lighter instantly. That means you must take only essential things with you in a backpack, and if some accessories can be bought easily anywhere during the trip then why make your backpack heavy by carrying those along. It is not so hard to find clothing, medicines, food during the trip so don’t carry unnecessary things along.

Backpack accessories

Yes, you should carry a small travel medical kit with you all the time, but don’t fill it with unnecessary medicines and all the medicines must be checked for expiry dates from time to time. Always try to plan your trip in the same climate so that you don’t have to carry extra clothing for different climates, which will further reduce your backpack size. Here is the list for your question of what all should be there in your backpack. But yes, you can further change it according to your needs and wants.

(Note: Clothing for cold climate should be well packed if planning a trip to cold areas)


  • T-shirts ( Including ONE / TWO long-sleeved T-shirt )
  • One pair of jeans and 1 pair of shorts
  • One formal shirt
  • 1 pair of formal civic shoes ( as some destinations are not so jeans and sneaker friendly )
  • 5 / 6 pairs of underwear
  • One good durable pair of flip-flops/chappals
  • One pair of sneakers
  • 5 to 6 pairs of socks
  • Reusable Water Bottle


  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Razor with sufficient Blades
  • Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen or moisturizer

SMALL Travel Medical Kit:

There is a dedicated blog over travel medical kit which you must go through before dumping the medicines into your kit.

  • Band-Aids
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Antibacterial cream
  • Eye drops
  • Tylenol
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tablets for cold, fever, and Headache

ACCESSORIES ( purely on your discretion )

All these things we discussed are just for reference and can not be ideal for everybody on the planet, but the thing must be well considered before filling your backpack are :

  1. Your bag must have very minimum and essential items in it
  2. The weight of the bag must be as minimum as possible to let you move freely anywhere
  3. The bag must be of sufficient capacity and it should not be oversized as it will lead to empty space which can lead to discomfort in travel.
  4. Straps of the bag must be easily adjustable
  5. The quality of the bag material must be superior
  6. Your backpack should have waterproof and dustproof properties.

Important Thing : If possible buy a backpack of less capacity, it will resist you to pack unneccessary items in it.

Hope this article will help you in some or other way, keep traveling and keep enjoying.


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