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If you’ve never had a backpacking backpack, buying this essential for your Discipleship Training School might stress you out! Let us help you with our tips and tricks for choosing the best backpack for your big adventure!
When coming into your DTS we put a huge emphasis on traveling light, and traveling well. Which means the easier your things are to carry, the more it's going to benefit you. Especially when it comes to outreach. You never know if you’ll be trekking in mountains, taking boats to remote areas, or moving cities every week, so when it comes to lugging around all your things you’ll want the least hassle! We recommend getting a backpack because it’ll be so much easier to transport, use, and contain all your things.
Definitely not! If you think you’ll only use your backpack for DTS, then ask some friends if they have one you could borrow! Backpacks can be expensive, so if you’re worried about the price tag, ask around and someone is sure to have one lying around you could use for a few months! Still keep in mind you’ll want something good and durable, so don’t settle for just any backpack. Make sure it fits you well and comfortable. Pack it full of things and test it out.
50-70L is the perfect size for a 5 month adventure. Depending on how much you pack, you could go below or above, but we think this range will give you the perfect amount of space, and keeps you from overpacking. There are unisex backpacks, but also gender specific which could fit your body type better, so be sure to check those out as well.
A solid backpack could range about $100-$250, so look out for sales, and if you live in the USA, check out REI Garage —> some great deals! There are definitely some cheaper and more expensive, but that range would supply you with a great backpack!
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