When going on an outdoor adventure, what you pack can make all the difference. If you don’t bring what you need, you may not be able to finish out your trip. If you pack too much, you may suffer the same fate.
Packing too much can weigh you down and make your trip more difficult, less enjoyable, and even impossible. Here’s how to avoid over packing.
Know how much you can carry An acceptable weight depends on the individual and on the situation they’ll be in. Be honest with yourself about what your physical fitness level allows you to comfortably carry. If you’re not, you’ll have some serious difficulties down the road.
Also, take into account the climate and terrain of where you’re going. Hotter weather will tire you out faster, and it’s easier to carry a heavy pack down a flat trail than to scale a rock face with it.
When deciding on a weight, don’t push yourself to your absolute limit either. Make sure you can reasonably finish out your trip with the amount you’ll be carrying.
Decide what matters
Now that you know your weight limit, you have to decide which items deserve a spot in your bag. Is an item’s usefulness going to justify the added weight? Be ruthless in making cuts.
Try to imagine a situation in which you’ll actually use the item you’re thinking of packing. If you can think of several uses and it seems necessary, go for it. Remember that you may be able to pick some things up along the way too. What do you absolutely need now and what can you get later?
Only bring as much as you need for things like medicine, sunscreens and soaps. Pour these types of things into smaller travel containers to reduce their weight. Also, absolutely stick to your weight limit!
What to pack
Some items lend themselves more to lightweight travel than others. Naturally, items that don’t weigh much work wonderfully. At Bushman Shop, you’ll find adventure travel clothing such as lightweight men’s outdoor jackets and women's cotton clothing that are perfect for packing light.
Items that serve multiple functions can also cut down on weight significantly. A parachute cord, for example, can be used to strap things to your pack, hang clothes up to dry and even make traps for catching small animals. Now, instead of packing three items, you’re packing one.
Packing light is an important skill for outdoor travel and requires knowing how much you can carry, deciding what’s really important, and packing the right stuff. Pack light - you’ll be glad you did.
For lightweight, yet durable clothing you can rely on when you’re hitting the trails, visit Bushman Shop. Our clothing is made for the smart adventurer with a respect for nature. Why go anywhere else?
Remember the sensational discovery of 2013, when Czech Egyptologists headed by Professor Barta made the sixth largest discovery of the year, at least according to the archaeological magazine Heritage Daily. The success was a unique discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh´s doctor who lived during the reign of the pharaohs of the 5th Dynasty, a period from 2500 to 2350 BC.
The burial complex of the priest and the chief physician of Upper and Lower Egypt from the time of the pyramid builders was unearthed near Cairo in Abusir. Doctors belonged to very important families in the court of monarch in its time. The discovery of the chief medics tomb helps give us a better understanding of the life and work of doctors, which has remained a mystery until now. Their mission and position in the hierarchy were highly esteemed.
As part of the pyramid field that extends north from Giza to Saqqara, the locality of Abusir is placed object to accommodate the already "filled up" neighboring Giza, where The 5th Dynasty pharaohs from 2500 BC sought alternative sites for their funerary monuments. Abusir is an extensive necropolis from the Old Kingdom to the close vicinity of modern Cairo. Found several kilometers north of Saqqara, it served as one of the main elite cemeteries for the ancient capital city of Memphis. It is located specifically in the southern part of the Czech archaeological concession at Abusir. The tomb is part of a 21 x 14 meter plot surrounded by 4 meter high walls, which is believed to be a family plot.
The discovery of Professor Miroslav Bárta and his team moved history research another step forward.
Egyptologists are staying in North Africa always long weeks, and their working days are hard. They focus on research seven hours every day working in hot weather, under the hot sun, the wind, always surrounded by sand and dust.
Part of the day is spent in the tombs.
"All members of the expedition are very satisfied with Bushman. Even in tight spaces, burial chambers, sand and rubble Bushman clothing is very practical," summed up one of the egyptologists team members.
Archaeological work, even though it might seem so, never ends. Always something that wil pleasently surprise you. It is important to focus on the results. And thanks to Bushman clothing you are comfortable even in such harsh work conditions.
“You need to carry all your stuff up to the cottage Lishana. The only other way to transport everything is by helicopter but that is too expensive.” That is what I have been told at the tourist office in Scuol, a small town in the middle of the Swiss Alps. I look into the trunk of the car and I have no idea how we are going to get all of our photography gear to Gerlachovský peak.
“You’re f***ing kidding me” said my longtime friend Jakub who volunteered to joing the expedition as my assistant. We decided to only take the necessary clothes and gear and the rest stayed in the car. Even so, we still both carried around 30 pounds. “We will make it!” he said optimistically. We have known each other for thirty years. It is very clear to me this would be no fun at all.
After the first hour of walking, I feel like I have died several times and the only thing carrying the bags is my soul. Moreover, there is no sign of the cottage yet.
Lying on my gear, with a beautiful late summer sky overhead, I recall the beautiful mountaineer- girl down in the valley. Her nice smile when I asked her which way to Lishan. She raised her hand up and pointed up the mountains. I imagine the girl exclaiming, “This way! So here you are, my boy from Elbe lowlands, cheekily forcing himself to mountain heights!” once she found out where I came from.
So I get up and try and stretch my stiff calves and ignore the aching in the back to show the beautiful girl from the mountains that these mountains can't stop us – People from the Central Bohemia.
BushmanShop, Petr Slavik - explorer and renown photographer