You must be clearly in mind what type of excursion you are preparing. A hiking (one-day excursion), a trekking (excursion of more days) or a simple morning /afternoon walk.
The type of excursion will also determine the type of backpack and its capacity.
Let's start from the excursion that the need for a full-bodied and full of objects: the trekking .
You are taking a more day adventure in which you will have to have planned in detail the various stages you are going to travel day by day. The first thought goes to where you sleep. If you can organize a route in which there are shelters, then you are on horseback and you can lighten the baggage a little, otherwise a tent is a must. Consequently, in case, there will also be necessary to be able to cook a good rign. If you are oriented to the pure adventure you will earn a bit of a place and weight, leaving the stove at home to opt on a comfortable steel and prepare a real explorer dinner. Summarizing, for trekking, objects to be evaluated are:
- backpack : I usually chosen over 60 liters
- camping tent with insulating mattress
- Fornelletto, kitchen kit
- sleeping bag
- Thermal blanket (very useful in addition to its usual use, even to do as insulation in the absence of the mat)
- satellite phone
- Waterproofing Spray : It allows to guarantee waterproofing to boards continuously stressed on paths composed of torrential coils or situations where the weather is not always nice for the entire period of the excursion. Very useful also to be used on the outer part of the tent.
Let us now go to hiking , the day excursion.
Usually this type of excursion obliges the hiker to wake up very early and to finish the path to darken. It therefore forces a very broad onion clothing that can occupy a lot of space. For many hours of walking, solid and liquid supplements may be needed to balance the effort that you will go. Recaping therefore, for hiking, they will serve:
- backpack : he usually chosen between 20 and 60 liters
- clothing (possibly technical) light : short sleeve shirt, cap with front panel (in any season)
- Clothing (possibly technical) heavy : light fleece, windproof shell
- vitamins, salts easy to reintegrate what burned during the excursion
Finally, for the single morning or afternoon excursion of a few hours, it will only choose the suitable backpack. Light and slightly heavy, the essential to enjoy a brief adventure in tranquility. For this type of activity the ideal backpack is very small, infer to the 20 liters.