Some things you miss while backpacking

There is so much talk about essentials while backpacking. Today I will tell you about small things which make your travel better and are generally missed out.


Clothesline/clothespins – You may pack a dozen undergarments but you will eventually have to wash them. At this time a  nylon rope or clothesline will work wonders. The clothespins will keep the clothes in place. You did not think it as important but it is very handy and hardly takes space.

ear plug

Ear Plugs – A hostel bedroom with snoring companions can ruin your travel Ear plugs keep all noise at bay when you are getting the sound sleep.

Garbage Bag

Garbage bag – This is multipurpose and cheap. It can keep you and your backpack dry when it rains and can work as a waterproof bag while carrying wet clothes.

Nail Clippers

Nail Clippers – They are multi purpose. They will help you cut your nails, open beer bottles and cut tin boxes.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer – You may not always get enough water that you can spare for washing hands before eating. Hand sanitizer is an excellent option. carry one while backpacking.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera – Just carry some aloe vera stems in a plastic bag. They are excellent remedy for sun burn, insect bite and also for indigestion. A wonderful companion for backpackers.


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