My Backpack

Here you can see  some of my favourite backpacking stuff. I don’t get paid from the brands that I use here. I bought everything on my own. I know all the products and used it over the years. I can highly recommend them to you. Before we started our trip, we did a lot of research for stuff we wanted to take with us. Some of the links are affliate links with no additional cost to you. I will earn a small amount of the sale if you make a purchase. It will help to keep my website running. Thank you for your support, if you have any questions about this products contact me and now have a look to things that I fell in love over the years… 🙂

Hitchhiking at the Icefield Parkway, Canada  My Backpack Hitchhiking Canada

Daypack: I love my daypack from Vaude. It’s ultralight and you can allways put it in your big backpack if you don’t need it. I removed the hardshell in the back, instead I put laminated copies of my passport in this pocket. And very important for a daypack is that the main compartment doesn´t have a zipper, but a cord which is almost unbreakable. 🙂 Vaude Rock Ultralight Backpack (Black, 25 L)

Camping at a beautiful beach in Venezuela  My Backpack Vaude Ultralight Beach

Tent: I would never go travelling without my ultralight tent. I love to sleep in the nature and go hiking wherever I want. You can tent on deserted beaches, high mountains or just in a garden of a friend, you just met travelling before. Go off the beaten path and search your own place. Expecially for North and Southamerica it was one of our best decisions. It weights only 1,8 kg. It even kept us dry in rainy days. I totally love my tent. Take the colour green and almost nobody will see you when you put it on a beach close to green plants. 🙂 Vaude Hogan Ultralight 2 Persons Tent, Green

 

Sleeping bag: You need a good sleeping bag? I recommend for North and South America a good one. I was very happy about my sleeping bag in some fucking cold nights in South America. The cat’s meow from Northface kept me warm in many nights. When we climbed our first 6000m high mountain in Bolivia we slept on 5500m with this sleeping bag and you can’t imagine how happy I was to have it… 🙂 Be sure that you don’t wear very much because if you wear pants and sweater a sleeping bag won’t work very well… And if you travel with your girlfriend take different designs that you can open the slepping bag face to face. 🙂 THE NORTH FACE Cat’s Meow Reg blue ribbon (Design: right)

Sleeping pad: Have you ever slept on the beach without a sleeping pad(of course not drunk)?! Trust me, you don´t want to do this more than a night. So take this thermarest sleeping pad and enjoy a comfortable sleep. It weights around 400 gr. and doesn´t need a lot of space in your bagpack. Unfortunately it broke in the end of our trip. When we got back I sent it to thermarest and they repaired it. You have a limited lifetime warranty. Great service. Thermarest Prolite Sleeping Pad (Regular)

Our room after 1 day... :)   My Backpack Room

Compression packs: For my clothes I use compression packs. It is a great way to save your clothes from water and smelling and to save a lot of space. I was very happy to have some of these packs in the humidity of the jungle. You should allways pack with system like put things that you need every day in one pack and things that you don’t need very often in a different pack. You will get a lot of attention with this packs… 🙂 I could have sold easily 20 packs on my travels. Damn it. Maybe I should sell compression packs in Hostels and Hotels. 🙂 I use Durin Nordisk Compression Packs, but these I can’t find on amazon or they are totally overprized on amazon. So if you are from Germany you can buy it from Globetrotter. If not, take the almost similar Eagle Creek. Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Medium/Large Compression Sac Set

Small island in Cambodia  My Backpack PB234686

Camera: My lovely camera from Olympus. E-520. Its my second, because the first broke down. So I bought exactly the same on ebay again… That’s almost true love. 🙂 But yes, sometimes it is annoying to have such a big camera with you. But still in the end I love to take pictures with this camera. For pictures in the evening(especially if you’re drunk) or in a city(I wouldn’t recommend to show a SLR around in a city in Central or South America) I use a small digital camera.  Olympus Evolt E520 10MP Digital SLR Camera with Image Stabilization w/ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Lens