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My Backpack is My Home - All about packing for backpackers

All you need to know about packing for backpacking: types of backpacks, how to fit a backpack, WHAT and HOW to pack.
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Created by Einat Haddad
Last updated 4/2015
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My Bag is My Home, is not a cliché. When going backpacking, you take with you everything you can possibly need and carry it with you on your back while still manage to have fun! During my backpacking, I saw a lot of travelers who just don't know how to use their backpack correctly or they over loaded the backpack, making it impossible to travel without back pains. If this scenario sounds familiar or you are about to set off to your first backpacking trip, this course is for you!

Even if you don't plan to hike a lot, you would find a lot of useful information in this course that will improve your travelling skills! Any traveler could discover new information for backpacking in this course.

You will learn a few things about backpacks:

  • How to choose the right backpack for your needs
  • Get to know the different backpacks available today
  • How to fit it to your body
  • What to take with you for a backpacking trip
  • Receive The Ultimate Modular-Packing List that will ensure you won't forget anything behind and will help you keep track of your packing progress!

By the end of this course you will be able to pack your backpack with all you need, efficiently and easily! and at the same time, learn a thing or two about backpacks....

The course in build from videos presentation and includes some other resources that will help you be a successful backpacker! It is presented with a fun, light atmosphere that address all people!

Ready to start packing?

Who is the target audience?
  • Backpackers
  • Travelers
  • People who always take more than they actually use
  • • People who hate packing...
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What Will I Learn?
Choose the right bag for your trip
Learn about the backpack's structure
Learn how to best fit a backpack to your body
Know what items you should take according to the type of the trip
Learn how to take advantage of the bag's space and learn useful tips for packing
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  • Be ready to learn new packing techniques
  • Be a traveller
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the backpack's world
5 Lectures 17:35

Introduction to the course. See what you will learn from attending this course:

  • Learn about the different types of bags,
  • How to choose the right bag for your needs
  • How to adjust a bag to your body
  • What you should pack
  • How to pack everything
  • Useful packing tips

The course is build from video presentation, PDF and several links.

Preview 01:12

Learn about the structure and materials of backpacks and what to take in mind when choosing the correct backpack for you:

  • The basic structure of a backpack: learn about the back system importance and its body.
  • What are backpacks made of? get to knowcommon fabrics
  • How to choose a bag for backpacking? all the things you need to take in mind when choosing a backpack
Preview 05:59

Learn the structure and porpuse of use of the different types of backpacks available today:

  • "Suitcase" Backpack
  • Hiking backpack
  • Hybrid Backpack
  • Women's Backpacks
Preview 06:04

Get to know some useful accessories for any backpacker, what are they used for and how to use them:

  • Backpack's Cover
  • Cable & Lock
  • Extension Straps or ropes

Step by Step instruction for fitting a backpack to your body.

Use these instruction when shopping for a backpack or before any hike with it.

Fitting a backpack to your body
2 pages
All you need to know about packing
3 Lectures 23:36

Learn how to pack according to the usage of the backpack. If you are going to climb a mountain or to a calm trail hike, you should organize you equipment in a different manner. Learn how in this lesson

How to Pack

  • What goes where when packing
  • How to save space and extra weight
  • Get some useful packing tips: how to pack small items, shoes, bedding, etc..
The fun part Tips & Tricks

Get the ultimate packing list for any trip! This Excel packing table divided to categories will help you understand what you need to pack and how much. You can track your packing status by checking items "to buy"/"to pack"/"available"/"packed" and so on.

Learn how to use the table by watching the video and reading the PDF, it's easy!

The Ultimate Packing List
About the Instructor
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A citizen of the world

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of seeing the world. Luckily, I had the chance to travel from a very young age.

I've walked, hiked, sailed, backpacked and flew around the globe, from third world countries to developed countries, I've gained a priceless experience as a traveler that I want to share with you.

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