“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
Preparation for the activity Packing my rucksack – the must-haves for a classic hiking tour
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.
You will pack light things like your sleeping bag and jacket in the bottom compartment.
You will pack medium-heavy objects like a change of clothes in the middle compartment of your rucksacks towards the outside.
Heavy objects like your camera or tent should be packed in the middle compartment directly on your back.
You should place small items in the lid compartment or side pockets.
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.