What To Pack When You’re Planning To Go Off The Grid

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Whenever you’re planning to go on any kind of travel, it can be very exciting. Not only do you have your future adventures to look forwards to, but the build up to going and the planning can also be just as exciting. But, when you’re hoping to go on a different kind of vacation, that excitement can often be kicked up a notch. Planning to go on a quiet, natural, off the grid style adventure break can be more exciting than any other kind. When it’s your first time embarking on a vacation like this, you may need a little heads up with the kind of travel gear to pack.

First Aid Kit

When you’re planning to be at one with nature, or away from the hustle and bustle of busier locations, it’s important that you’re able to keep yourself safe and secure. So, the first thing that you’re going to need to pack is first aid essentials. Even though you’re not planning to be in any danger or harm yourself, when you’re out in the wild it can be easily done. But, having a band aid or some aspirin to hand can certainly make things easier.

Survival Equipment

You’re also going to want to make sure that you can carry out a few basic tasks like cooking, gathering wood for fires and preparing meals. If you’re packing lightly, you may have a few simple tins to make food with and a pen knife to get you through. You may also want to think about packing a knife sharpener so that you can keep your pen knife in tip-top condition.

Comfortable Clothing

Because you’re going to be quite active preparing your food, making yourself feel at home, and carrying out a range of nature-based activities, you’re going to want to be comfortable on your off the grid travels. So, you need to make sure that you’ve packed suitable clothing. Depending on the exact location that you’re heading to, you might also want to make sure that your clothing choices are fit for a range of climates and terrains.

Long Lasting Snacks

Although you may want to make your own food while you’re off the grid, because you may go a long period of time before you get to your accommodation, it can be a useful idea to have some snacks with you. But, because you may even want them to last for the entirety of your trip, it might be good to take some delicious homemade snacks that help to go the distance and ensure that your hunger is kept at bay, like these http://www.thekitchn.com/15-travel-snacks-that-dont-need-to-be-refrigerated-recipes-from-the-kitchn-204829.


Even if you’re hoping to go on an exciting discovery style trip, you may want to know a little bit about where you’re going. So, you’re going to want to make sure that you take a paper map of the area (because you may not have wifi at all times to check your phone) and even a compass to help you to get around.


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