How to pack a rucksack

Posted by Carey Davies on 22/04/2015

What does renowned wilderness walker Chris Townsend carry in his backpack for a day in the mountains? Find out in this BMC TV video.

Packing a rucksack isn't the most complicated task in the world, but there is a bit of an art to doing it in a way which means you can access your clothes and equipment as easily as possible. 

One of the world’s most respected experts on long-distance walking and backpacking, Chris Townsend, explains how he does it. 

Chris is also the BMC’s first hill walking ambassador.

WATCH: How to pack a rucksack

WATCH: Other videos in this series

How to take a grid reference

How to take a compass bearing

How to use GPS devices in the mountains safely

Emergency packing for hill walking

Emergency procedures for hill walking

Know your different jacket types

Know your hill walking footwear

How to pack a rucksack


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From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

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