Are you an adventurer, an itinerant or just someone who wants to embark on a journey for the fun of it and having obtained a car rental and drawn your itinerary plan you are ready to go, either way, whatever the reason for the journey and you find yourself ready to brave the horizon with your backpack and your ride waiting for you to begin that journey, there are some things that always will pose a problem and that is: What is necessary and what is superfluous in a backpack when preparing for a journey.
That said, if you are spoilt for choices as to what may consist the volume of your backpack, one other thing to not trifle with is that if you don’t have a ride, you can easily find a rental car to streamline your travel burdens as it is equally important.
6 IMPORTANT THINGS EVERY TRAVELERS BACKPACK SHOULD HAVE
1. SHOES AND CLOTHING
Let’s assume you set out, hands on the wheels of your rental car, getting your clothes, underwears, change clothes, pyjamas and other apparel is doubly important.
The importance of these fineries are of the utmost and even if you plan on an immediate trip, a change of clothes is still paramount lest you look untidy and
2. BATHROOM AMENITIES AND TOILETRIES
Things like toothpaste, soaps, shampoo and suchlike are the inevitable needs one must have with him or her on a journey whether it is to cleanse our face during the journey or to avail the use of other toiletries in the uneventful case of incontinence of the bladder (you never know).
It is always paramount that one must be prepared for the journey ahead and when you throw that backpack in the rental car, this is one important thing that when you have, you’ll be certain you made the right choice.
Having important devices like your smartphones to keep abreast with events how they occur and chargers and adaptors to keep these devices powered is just as important as everything you will need.
In a digital world as we are in, digital data of ID’s and other information can even be contained in our laptops and can provide for backup should the physical data be lost, in say, our wallet.
4. FIRST AID KIT
Being in a journey, misadventures may or can ensue at any point in our travels and it may compound traveling when we are not fully equipped to deal with such ill fated mishap and once it is a remote or deserted place we are visiting, these may pose problems of serious consequences.
Take the hypothetical situation of someone traveling in a car rental in a marooned Island in the Caribbean and happen upon an accident, he may injure or suffer worse fate because he wasn’t prepared only because he thought carrying a first aid kit in his backpack superfluous and unnecessary.
THINGS YOUR FIRST AID KIT SHOULD HAVE WHEN TRAVELING
5. WATER BOTTLE AND FILTERS
Those metal bottles sitting limp in your backpack laying in your rental car may just about be the only thing that may save you from drought if you are unsure of what conditions you are going to meet in the destination of your travel especially if it is one of protean weather conditions.
Water bottles are helpful and you should always include in it, something to distil or filter the water in case you run out of water itself and your only source is water not ordinarily potable on the assumption of the worst.
Wallets are super important though it is more about what it contains. Wads of cash, passport, IDs,ATM cards.
These are important things because forgetting your passport in the event that you would be traveling by air may mean you would have to forfeit your flight which can be, to say the least, frustrating, plus having an okay amount of cash would also come in handy in case of unforeseen contingencies.
Having skimmed through this list, I’m positive an informed decision on your backpack must-haves should have been made even in the face of countless choices staring you in the face as you find a rental car and begin your journey.
So Enjoy your trip!!!