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What Is Backpack, How to Strap It And How to lift your Backpack

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A backpack is a very important part of the trek, as you carry the essential things you need while hiking. If the things are not properly put in the bag or the straps are not properly tied, it may result in serious injuries. It is essential to know what kind of bag you would need while trekking: a rucksack. This bag has different compartments and straps to tie it close to your body. There are different compartments in the bag where you have to keep things, but you have to put things in a way to balance the bag’s weight. In the bottom compartment, you will put things that you will only use occasionally. Above it, you can put heavier items, lighter items over them, and frequently used items at the top.

How to Strap a Backpack?

It is very important to strap your backpack properly, and you can do so by evenly distributing the weight so that the main strain is put on the back and shoulders. You can walk properly if the back is strapped and the bag is close to your body. The perfect way is to fasten the shoulder and waist straps tight enough that the bag is close to your body. Once you have lifted the bag, you need to adjust the straps first and tighten the shoulder straps, and both shoulder straps should be at equal length. Then, you would need to tighten the waist strap. Depending on how you were trekking, you could tighten the shoulder strap and lose the waist strap, or you could loosen the shoulder strap and tighten the waist strap at the same time.

How to lift your Backpack?

Here’s the right way to load your backpack. Firstly, make sure that you keep your backpack upright on the ground. With the loop in place and a shoulder strap, pull it up and place it on your thighs. Slowly raise the backpack and keep it in place on your back. Bend your hips and place the backpack on your back. After that, slowly slide your hand toward the shoulder straps. Tie the waist belt, then stand up. Look for loose shoulder straps or straps that are pointing backward. Ensure the straps at the bottom aren’t dangling or too tight. Then, you’re ready to start.

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Adhish

Head Of Mountain Experts

Adhish was born and brought up in the Pauri Garhwal region. Since childhood, he has had an inclination towards Mountains. To fulfil this dream, Adhish did his Basic mountaineering Courses from Nehru institute of mountaineering, Advance mountaineering courses from Himalayan mountaineering institute Darjeeling and Skiing courses from ABVIM Manali. He has done various expeditions in the Himalayan region. And his love for mountains and adventure is never-ending. Make sure to get detailed help related to the Himalayan trek from him.
write him at - adhish@trekupindia.com

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