In Part 1 of backpacking basics you found out the basic definition of backpacking and that it revolved around one central item – the backpack. Getting the right backpack for your next trip is easy but finding the best backpack for your next 10 trips is much more difficult. Choosing the right backpack is a very personal decision and more of an art than a science. Some other good backpacks to consider are:Nomadic Matt also has good advice on choosing the right backpack with some information about internal frames and padding. Selecting the right backpack can be fun and frustrating at the same time but once you find your pack you’ll know it.