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The Candy Girl's Guide to Backpacking

Traveling the globe or hiking for a week with just a backpack is possible with these hacks.
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  1. Backpack Storage How-to

Keep in mind to store heavier items in the middle of your bag to even out the weight across your back.

  1. Essential Items

A microfiber towel, ziplocks and duct tape are just some on this list; click it to find out more and the reasons why they're a must.

  1. Clothing Packing Hack

Pack a whole outfit in one roll! Think of how much space you can actually save.

  1. Toothpaste Eyedropper

A simple 5-ml eye dropper can double as toothpaste storage with a convenient easy to squeeze nozzle don't you think? You don’t need to keep buying travel sized toothpaste, instead just keep refilling.

  1. How to Use Google Maps Offline

Handy to know when you know you'll have a hard time connecting to Wi-Fi in the area you'll be traveling to. But this is a pre-travel prep, you can download the map of your destination and mark places like your hotel on the map.

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  1. Hiking Snack Recipes

Create your own to-go snack bar that's packed with the ingredients you need to keep your energy levels up.

  1. Tips when Traveling

Important traveling tips customized for us ladies, which include staying in all female dorms or hostels and keeping accessories like a sarong when traveling in Asia.

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  1. Hiking OOTD

Consider packing rain gear on your hike especially with the unpredictable weather.

  1. Yoga Poses for Hiking

If you suffer back pain after a hike or would like to have a good stretch, try doing some yoga poses from this pin. But beginners be cautious, you need not do everything to prevent any injury.

  1. How Much Light is Left?

A nifty trick when you don't have a watch on you or your phone is on low batt. You can tell how much sun light you'll have in a day based on the position of the sun and the width of your fingers.

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  1. How to Prevent Blisters

Keep your feet snug and prevent mosquito bites by wearing panty hose underneath. It also doubles as insulation on cold trails.

  1. Shoelace Trick

Slipping shoes is also another cause for getting blisters; follow this shoe tie to create a fit loop around your shoes.

  1. Bandana Uses

A bandana is a multipurpose essential item, be sure to pack one in your bag.

  1. Common Backpack Mistakes

There are a lot of expensive and roomy backpacks in the market, you may think the roomier the better, but keep in mind that you'll most probably be carrying your bag the whole trip, read more essential tips from this pin.

  1. Get Fit for the Trail

Hiking or trekking can take a toll on your body, it's very important to train beforehand to make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable, some tips from this pin.

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