If you're traveling this summer - whether backpacking through European cities, camping in the Rockies, or hiking a local trail on a quick weekend getaway, it can be helpful to load your backpack according to pointers from the pros. We've researched tips online and found some important ones:
Keep often-used items where you can easily get to them.
If possible, lay out all your gear beforehand. This makes you more aware of where things get packed plus it can help you to remember missing items.
As a general rule, the weight of your loaded pack shouldn't exceed 25% to 30% of your ideal body weight.
It's best to pack heavy items in the middle of the pack and close to your back
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