The Pack Board consists of 3 sections, Backpack, Utility Belt & Journal. The Backpack portion holds your Gear & Water, as well as monitors your Health. The Utility Belt is a place to store the Tokens and Patches you collect on your trip. Your Journal is where you organize the Skills you develop over time.
How you pack your Pack Board will affect how you hike. Pack heavy with a lot of gear and water (to be safe) and you will not move as fast. Packing light will allow you to move faster and farther, but can be risky when you encounter unforeseen challenges or bad weather.