Being a backpacker means you must travel light. However, there are some essentials you ought to carry in order to ensure that you have a comfortable trip. Want to know what they are? With the season to travel West upon us, we at BeBEAUTIFUL have rounded up a list of the important items you can’t leave home without…
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Ziploc bags

Ziploc bags are a must-have for every backpacker. Well, from storing important medicines, trinkets to earphones, these bags help you keep so many items safely (and waterproof), especially if you want to feel organised while you’re on the go.

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Protein bars

If it’s a backpacking trip, you’re going to need all the energy possible. And all the hiking and constant walking is sure to tire you down. The perfect solution to this lies in carrying protein bars in plenty. These nutritious snacks are instant energy boosters, especially if you don’t have the time for an elaborate lunch and prefer spending time on adventure and exploring.

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Rain jackets

Having a rain jacket in your travel bag will help you deal with unexpected changes in temperatures. The weather can be quite unpredictable and even if you travel in the summers, there are chances that you might face rainfall in some regions. A rain jacket might also help you keep warm when there’s a slight dip in the temperatures. Multi-purpose, we tell you!

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First aid kit

We’re not saying you’re going to fall ill and ruin your vacay but being cautious and carrying medicines is always a smart idea, right? While you’re on the go, your body is going to have to adjust with changes in the temperature, the local food, water and so much more. So it’s always wise to keep medicines handy just in case your system lets you down.

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Eye protection

When packing, remember to carry your sunglasses. If your trip is going to involve lots of walking, sunglasses are going to ensure that your eyes feel safe from the harmful UV rays. And oh, they’re also super stylish!