The trends of couple backpacking is on the rise these days.Couples want to map their way across continents, discover unusual routes, new flavours and stay at quirky places. Not only does this provide a unique thrill, but a trip like this can also turn out to be one of the best bonding activities for a couple.
Are you planning one such trip with your spouse? Here are ten essentials you should pack.
1 DOUBLE SLEEPING BAG
There is no place in the world where you would rather be in the arms of your sweethearts. Cuddling in a double sleeping bag under a sky full of stars can be one of the most romantic moments of your trip. you can also opt for sleeping bags that can be zipped together. They offer a similar experience and the advantage is that neither one of you is burdened with extra weight.
2 MOSQUITO REPELLENTS
Whether you’re staying in a quirky hostel or camping near a lake, you can expect these tiny bloddsucking monster everywhere. For a sound sleep, it is important that you carry mosquito repellents.Even is you don’t end up using it, carrying it will definitely make you feel secure.
3DEODORANT AND WET WIPES
Now this one is self-explantory. A couple of hours on a trail and you will likely be afflicted with malodour. Depending on your location, a quick swim in the lake might be a good dides. If not, wet wipes and deodorant are a great way to freshen up quickly before you share a tent.
4 PROTEIN BARS AND ORS
Backpacking trails and hikes are often enervating experiences. Protein bars come in handy, not only as energy boosters but also as quick snacks. ORAL Rehydration Salts(ORS) can be very handy in-preventing dehydration.
Plan the big meals together and try to make something you will both love. Cooking together is not only romantic but also a great way to prepare your meal quickly. Everything tastes etxra delicious after a tiring day. The frozen/dehydrated meals available are usually pretty good and you can add a few freash ingredients to male something scrumptious.
Your eating utensils may include bowls, coffee mugs and sporks(fusion of spoon & forks). It would be a good idea to carry bowls and mugs with leak-proof lids. They can also be used for a little extra storage.
7PERSONAL COOKING SYSTEM
Whether you’re out on the river or up on the summit, these personal cooking systems help you make hot drinks or cook a satisfying meal in just a couple of minutes. Their diminutive size makes for a light and efficient stove that is ideal for backpacking, an absolute worthy investment.
It is advised that you carry maps to avoid getting lost. Google Maps now allows you to download and save maps on your smartphones for offline viewing. This can save you the cost of an additional internet pack.
9FIRST AID AND MEDICINE KIT
No backpacking gear is complete without a small first aid and medical kit, Although they are quite standard, you could consult a General Physician for specific medicines that you might need, especially if you are prone to allergies. The destination of your trip might also influence the medicines you will need.
10CAMERA & SELFIE STICK
Because you definitely want to freeze your beautiful moments in time, to probably tell your children and grandchildren about your adventures. Plan a day for a photoshoot at one of your favourite locations from the trip. Carry a beautiful pair to get clicked on that day.
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