5 Things to Know Before Your First Backpacking Trip

5 Things to Know Before Your First Backpacking Trip

Backpacking can be a great way to see the sights of any locale, whether it be Germiston, South Africa, or the other end of the world. One of the best things about it is that it’s one of the most affordable ways to travel if you do it right. However, there is some preparation involved, which is why Ecomotel has gathered a few tips for you.

We’ve helped hundreds passing through on their backpacking trips with our cheap hotels in Germiston and we’ve collected some insight for you below.

Take Notes on What You Pack

When it comes to backpacking, whether you’re going out on the trail for a few days or you’ll be at it for weeks, it’s important to take notes on what you’re packing. Having a running list of things you’ve packed will help make it much easier to find or remember what you have with you, as well as cross off those things that you didn’t end up using to make your pack lighter next time.

Buy & Pack the Right Clothes

Buy & Pack

If you’re traveling, make sure you bring clothes that are comfortable, but ones that will also help keep you well-prepared for more adverse conditions. When backpacking throughout South Africa or the greater continent at large, the temperature can change at the drop of a hat, so be prepared. Packing some warmer clothes for when it gets chilly at night is always a good idea.

Bring Along Food that You Like

When hiking or backpacking, eating properly is essential, so always be sure to pack food you like. It doesn’t have to be gourmet meals, but it should certainly be somewhat appetizing. This is because you’ll need all the energy you can get while you’re out on the trail each day. Be sure to bring a good mix of ready-to-eat meals and some things to cook on those nights you want to relax a bit more.

Be Ready to Rough It!

Are you the type of person who simply has to have two showers a day to feel comfortable? If so, backpacking might take some getting used to, but don’t worry, it won’t be as bad as you think. After all, you can always pack items to help you stay clean like camp soap, and other sanitary products. Or, for a night to recharge your batteries, you could stay in one of Ecomotel’s cheap hotels in Germiston.

Contact us for booking info about our cheap hotels in Germiston!

If you’re backpacking throughout South Africa and want a night off, book one of our cheap and comfortable hotels in Germiston today. You can contact us online or call Ecomotel at (+27) 86 111 3266. 

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