For everyone who enjoys some backpacking every now and then, check out this infographic by backpack provider REI explaining all you need to know about weight distribution when packing ( I never know whether the heavy stuff goes on top or in the bottom), the right size of backpack to buy as well as some essentials you ought to bring with you. Personally I disagree with leaving your blow-dryer at home (nothing like a good blow-dry when you’re on the road) but other than that, there are some pretty good tips here. Enjoy.