How to Pack your Rucksack

Make sure it fits you

Rucksack basics

  • Make sure your pack fits correctly
  • Size: 65 – 70 Liters
  • Key Features
    • Adjustable Back – Adjustable back systems adjust to your size
    • Hip belt – Comfortable and padded
    • Waterproof cover – Keep the contents dry!

Lets pack!

Top tip! Use a dry liner to line your bag – Organise your kit & keep it dry with small dry bags inside your larger bag

Start at the bottom

  • Sleeping bag
  • Spare clothes
  • Pack heavy items as low down as you can. This aids weight distribution to prevent the pack pulling back on your shoulders or becoming top heavy


  • Tent
  • Stove
  • Spare food

Top tip! Squeeze out any air as you pack & fill the gaps


  • Put the things you need easy access to close to the top of your bag
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • First aid kit

Top pocket

  • Roll mat – Below rucksack lid
  • Hats & Gloves
  • Headtorch
  • Map & compass

Side pockets

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water

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