This section is a tutorial for preparation of mountain Backpacking. You’ll find an Hiking Packing List for your trekking in the Alps and not only. In order to prepare a trekking trip in the mountain it is fundamental to bring the right gears. To have a heavy backpack can be an horrible experience but at the same time if you miss some hiking items or clothes it is even worst. After many years of hiking and trekking experience I did find an excellent balance and I here describe the perfect Hiking Packing List for me. Of course everyone has his/her own preferences and gears. First of all I explain few concepts about the backpack preparation and than I will put on the hiking packing list in the different season and for different style of hiking trips. In particular you will find suggestion for you hiking packing list in a summer trekking, a winter trekking and in a day hikes. There is always a small difference of what I bring according to the weather and to the specific hike I’ll do; in any case with this tutorial you should have a much better idea of what to bring in your hike with Trekking Alps.
Backpack preparation: Layers
The best option in my opinion is to wear many layers. Means many different hiking gears with different features that you wear according to the weather and temperature situation. Of course to choose the layers depends on the season when you go trekking. Generally I use 4 Layers:
The specific gear will be choosed depending on the season and weather forecast. In winter I may consider bringing both the warm jacket and the sweater.
Backpack preparation: Extra Hiking Gears
There are some hiking gears that you can decide bringing or not. In case you know that during the hike there will be a lot of rain you may consider bringing an extra rain coat poncho. They are perfect for heavy rain and if you’ll know that steady rain will be part of the hike it can really be a nice idea to bring it. Also the hat and gloves type will depends on the season for the preparation of your trekking backpacking list. If it is winter you’ll need to bring warm hat and gloves while in summer you’ll probably need to bring both hat and cap and light gloves. Also another thing that you could consider to bring is a small towel and even a swimming suit for the mountain lake swimming.