More and more people across the world are getting up close and personal with the wild and the beauty of nature. Not to be surprised though, there is too much peace that nature brings and to make it even more fascinating, the wild is a major attraction for every outdoor enthusiast out there.
Most outdoor fans have had a good share of fun thanks to hiking and camping activities that they are used to. However, not every outdoors lover knows how amazing a backpacking trip can be. The world is a better place to explore and what is even more interesting is that there are countless backpacking destinations that will give you incomparable moments of pleasure and leisure.
But first things first, what is a backpacking trip? It is a trip that involves carrying backpacks for long distances, for long periods of time via public transport. Backpacking trips are all about exploring the world, learning new things about yourself, and the rest of the world. So, if travelling is something you love, then backpacking should be on schedule for your next trip.
Sleeping as backpacker, however, can be a sad affair if you don’t have the nitty- gritties of a good night outdoor sleep. Fortunately, this post is meant to give you comfort and an assurance that one can have a good night sleep outdoors; far away from home and into the wild. Here are a few sleeping tips that every backpacker should pick up.
- Invest in the right sleeping gear
Whether you are hiking, camping or backpacking, you can ensure that you sleep well through the night by ensuring that you bring the right gear with you. To start off, a sleeping pad is a must have. Ear plugs, eye masks and sleeping pillows are also of great importance when it comes to comfort. Trust and believe with these items, you are in for a wonderful, uninterrupted night of comfort.
- Find a favorable sleeping spot
Since you are outdoors, it is only fair that you find a strategic spot where you can lay your sleeping bag. For example, if it is extremely hot, you can place your bag under a tree shade, or if the ground surface is too rocky, you can find a spot that feels right. A good spot is a comfort guarantee, something that every backpacker really needs.
- Do not overdress or under dress when backpacking
Before sliding into that sleeping bag, ensure that you are not wearing clothes that are too bulky because overdressing can affect the bag’s ability to trap your body heat. Ensure that you are not wearing too much or too little before hopping into that bag. For an extra layer of insulation, you can bring a comforter with you on your backpacking trip.
- Stay warm when its cold outside
When it’s warm outside, it is okay for you to just tuck in your feet all night long. On the other hand, cold days and nights require us to be extra warm. Therefore, when the night is cold, ensure that you keep your body warm by either frequently taking a hot drink, doing a little exercise, wearing a knot hat and gloves, or holding onto a warm water bottle.
Well, first timer or not, use the above tips to make your next backpacking trip a more enjoyable one.