Preparation for the activity Packing my rucksack – the must-haves for a classic hiking tour

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The lighter, the better. The weight of your packed rucksack should not exceed 25 percent of your body­weight. If you are hiking through flat terrain, your ruck­sack’s centre of gravity should be on your shoulders. In steep terrain, it will be a bit lower down your back.

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    Light objects
    You will pack light things like your sleeping bag and jacket in the bottom compartment.

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    Medium-heavy objects
    You will pack medium-heavy objects like a change of clothes in the middle compartment of your rucksacks towards the outside.

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    Heavy objects
    Heavy objects like your camera or tent should be packed in the middle compartment directly on your back.

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    Small items
    You should place small items in the lid compartment or side pockets.

  • Weight stabilising
    You can easily determine if you have properly packed your rucksack: It is properly packed if the weight does not press either towards the front or the back or pulls or hinders you in any other way.

Bildauswahl Sarntaler Hufeisen Alix von Melle

“You can buy practical pack sacks that will fix and hold indi­vidual parts of a category. This will prevent anything from shifting, and small items will remain where they should be.”

Alix von Melle | LOWA PRO Team