Women bitten by the explore-the-wild bug often find themselves in the middle of wilderness thinking of all the things they should have done differently to enhance the thrill of their travel. We make a billion check lists and check them a billion times only to find that when needed, you had everything you ‘did not’ need and nothing that was needed.
We often forget the purpose of travelling and prepare for something totally different. One must chart out the real aim of any journey we plan to take up and backtrack to plan for the perfect trip.
Since women face lot different challenges and see the world from a different angle altogether hence we need to prepare differently.
Here are few points in addition to many that everyone tells you to do which if kept in mind can add safety to your trip.
Backpacking over places solely has a purpose to explore, learn, experience, see and do things one has never done before. It is important to stick to the real reasons and concentrate on them.
Ladies need not pack extra scarf’s, tissue, clothes, accessories,make up etc stuff that one can do without. Traveling light gives you flexibility to keep your luggage and supply with you all the time and not stealing away the time one takes to find a secure place to dump your sack before you indulge in some activities such as photography, writing your journal or checking your map out. It saves time and energy that can be well spent other wise and maintain safety of your backpack.
It is quite often that you back pack to non populated or language barrier places where if in a fix can get you in loads of trouble. Women must keep GPS device, maps, compass, cell phones etc on them. One is most welcome not to use them to add that extra adventure but yet insure you are covered for emergency situations. Must keep a small hidden weapon such as swiss knifes, chili spray etc handy. Someone must be informed home of your exact route and were bouts before and during your travel.
Plan less trips are more fun no doubt about that but a little of advance planning can ensure a hassle free trip. Thanking technology one must surf and check review to the places and routes to be followed before hand to prepare yourself for the adventure and know what to expect. Carrying a language and history guide books can help you interact and learn much more.
Women really need to be cautions of their behavior in un known places as informal or over friendly mannerism could invite trouble. Be friendly but stern and answering questions by random people. Never give your original names and details to stranger no matter how friendly or helpful they might be to you. Preferably travel in pairs to keep you not just company but safety too.
Women must choose easy but tough fabrics for clothing as wear and tear is always on cards while travelling backpacking style. Must insure you are fully clad to keep you from sun and dust damage and also from lechers. Must carry head gear of any sort like bandana, caps, hats etc to keep your hair and face from any damage, but also they can be put to multiple usage at times. Foot wear is the most important element of your clothing hence must be chosen carefully, comfort and durability must be top priority for choosing a pair.
Women are more prone to allergies and easier exhaustion hence they must be prepared according to destination’s climate, vegetation, geography etc. and carry enough medical supplies to cater for minor to major first aid.
Minor details can save your leisure trip from many small disappointments and give you exciting and fruitful memories to record in your journals and cameras to bring back home. Happy backpacking.