The backpack faithful companion of adventures and misadventures of backpackers. In this article we will talk about the backpack itself and other practical details.
The ideal size Most travelers choose to carry two backpacks: a large one with clothes and one small with valuables and everyday.
The small backpack can also be a fanny pack, a bandolier or whatever seems most comfortable, considering that going to take up most of the time. For a long trip, the backpack of clothes (large) must be as small as possible.
I have not heard anyone say “I should have brought a bigger backpack.” Go 30kg carrying two backpacks, while looking for a place to sleep, the sun shines and you besiege taxi drivers is a difficult experience to forget.
The hardiest and bravest travelers carry a backpack of 30 to 40 liters, silent for four days and only the clothes strictly necessary (given the climate of the countries that we visited).
A size between 40 and 60 liters is what brings most people, but now that we have 10 months of travel can say that would have been more practical to a smaller one.