Backpacking Equipment Tips : How to Put on a Heavy Backpack

Backpacking Equipment Tips : How to Put on a Heavy Backpack


Something that seems like it would be easy
but is sometimes more difficult than you would expect is actually putting on a heavy fully
loaded pack so you can get a friend to help you but one of the ways to do it is to heave
it up on to your knee like that and then from there you can turn sideways and get it on
to one shoulder and then put it up on to the second shoulder. Then from there you can put
on the waist belt and center it. You can get it off the same way because there are valuable
things in your backpack and you don’t want to get them broken and so you take it and
you slide it off and then you sit it on your shoulder and then from there you put it on
the ground. It is important because you don’t want to strain yourself and you don’t want
to be picking it up you know with your back or trying to sit it on the ground and fall
backwards, it is really awkward. So if you remember to put it on your knee first, you
know your knee is really stable, that’s a good way to get your backpack on.

5 thoughts on “Backpacking Equipment Tips : How to Put on a Heavy Backpack

  1. Nice demo. Only thing I do different is I put ELBOW first into the right shoulder strap, kinda reverse of the way you took r. arm out in demo. Efficiency is important : saves calories, you can hike further, have more energy for necessary camp chores the more efficient your hiking "style" is. Taking off/putting on pack should be done as efficiently as possible because it is done so many times during a hiking day.

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