Activities & Gear
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I'm looking a quality boot for daily use in winter. I need good heat isolation and traction on snow and ice. I'm not gonna do hiking or so, but tired of stupid -nothing good for- fashion brand boots.
So I find these 3 models:
The north face Iceflare gtx
Salomon Elbrus wp
All seems to have good heat isolation but I don't know anything about their traction. I also don't know the quality differences between them.
Here, revel and elbrus are about 165$, and iceflare is 220$
Is there anybody used any of these boots and tell something about them? Thanks.
I play a few instruments, and I am very interested in orchestral music. So I have always wondered how do musicians with large instruments do to travel?
Also, I own a saxophone and I am going to be traveling with him. I know from a friend you can bring this bag into the cabin. He did so with his guitar and bass. But he had to pay probably over 200 USD to do so. I don't want to have to pay this much. I also heard that it is not recommendable to send your instrument to the luggage compartment since the airlines do not take care of it, besides, the heat might affect the instrument. So, what are your recommendations concerning travel with instruments.
I will be off to India for three weeks in January, and am currently shopping for a pack. This trip in particular I wont be doing a lot of trekking around with my gear, but in the future I will be doing more of that. If anyone had any words of wisdom/advice on pack size, or what to look for in a pack that would be GREAT!
Thanks so much!
I am after a small but accurate thermometer that I can use for temperatures below minus 20C whilst trekking in Nepal. Any recommendations?
I just took a trip to SA and then to India and Nepal. I am very outdoorsy, but I love to go out and dance, and shop. See how I packing for my 6 month trip on my blog:
You can also read about some of the experiences I had while traveling.
I know that for many, sampling the local cuisine is part of the travel adventure (and is often cheaper than cooking for yourself). There are, however, some destinations where eating out all the time is just too expensive (especially if you are planning a long trip) and cooking for yourself in hostel kitchens is much more economical. On a recent 6-month trip to New Zealand, I only ate out a handful of times.
My questions are:
- Given a long trip, what countries do you find are more economical to go the cook-your-own route?
- When you do feed yourself, what foods do you buy (this is probably locale-specific too) and what meals do you make with it?
- How much food (in litres) would you find yourself carrying between hostels and how would you carry it?
...is the inflatable mattress that does not leak...
I have been walking and camping outdoors from almost half my life (thats a bit over 15 years) and have yet to come across an inflatable mattress that does not leak. Personally I have ruined 3 and the people I travel and camp with have similar records with different brands and makes. It has been a matter of discussion over campfires since they first appears as they inarguably offer the most comfortable sleep (for as long as it works). The problem is they always seem to fail too quickly to justify their cost (that is a few monthd after purchase at most)
So I (and others) have been wondering. Has anyone used an inflatable mattress over a long period of time without experiencing failure? If so, can you share this -almost mystic- knowledge?
Hello everyone! This question is just for fun and I am curious of other travelers answers....
How much does/did your backpack weigh on average? How long was your trip? What is your liter capacity? What is your heaviest item? What was the item you ended up tossing first?
I am getting ready to head off for a very long trip through India Nepal then over to South East Asia and then beyond. Perhaps close to two years. I leave in two weeks and I am all packed. My backpack weighs 14.5 lb (about 6.6 kg) - I anticipate my bag weighing close to 18 lbs (about 8.2 kg) once I get some clothes in India and I imagine I will be carrying a liter of water on me most of my time...
My heaviest item is a Canon underwater housing case for my G12, weighing in at 13.1 ounces according to amazon.com. My liter capacity is actually unknown. I use a GoLite Pinnacle and it can go anywhere from ... more »
I'm still in high school and plan on taking a gap year once I graduate. I plan on starting in China and on to south east asia. I was wondering how much I need to plan in advance, I was hoping to just leave and figure stuff out once I get there.
Has anyone every tried bringing camping essentials such as a tent, sleeping bag, and stove RTW? I'm probably not going to do this because of the weight, but I thought I'd throw this out there and see if anyone's ever tried it and how successful they were.
On a related note, how easy is it to rent camping gear in different countries? Are the prices usually reasonable? Is the quality of the gear good?
And finally (and most importantly), what are the best countries to camp in?
I have quite a few pairs of hiking boots and sport shoes which are wearing out at the heel on the inside. I presume if I unlaced my boots properly then I wouldn't have this problem but I have found a repair solution. I have recently being doing some house renovations and needed some industrial foam (available in a spray can). This morning I squirted some into the heel area of a pair of trainers which had worn away badly. I then waited until the foam had hardened and then cut out the excess foam. I now have a pair of very comfortable trainers.
Been scouring the web and the forums for some thoughts on this but had no joy (might have been searching for the wrong thing), but basically I'm after a good wash bag to go with my carry on luggage. I've got a north face surce backpack (33l) and obviously will need somewhere to store toiletries and all the medical stuff like repellents etc.
I've seen this: http://www.penrithsurvival.com/buy/eagle-creek-pack-it-wallaby-toiletries-travel-bag-with-detachable-pack-it-sac_7.htm but I'm thinking it's possibly too big.
Anyone got any recommendations or reviews for the above?
Hi, this is my first post and first time backpacking so any information will be appreciated!
Me and my girlfriend are traveling to Australia for 3weeks, New Zealand for 6 months and America for 3 weeks. I'm wondering what size backpack we will need to take? We have a bit of accommodation sorted out in all of these places through friends/family. Also seen as its my first time backpacking i haven't got a clue how much clothes i will need to take.
Can anyone help?
I am currently writing a blog about best airline stopovers. They are a great way to visit a city without having to invest money in accommodation and additional flights.
What are your favorite stopover destinations? I would like to hear about airport facilities, distance to the city, etc.
If you are interested in visiting my blog you can read about the best stopover destinations that I have found so far. No. 1 is Singapore, no. 2 is Dubai and no. 3 is Seoul.
Let me know what you think!
I have read many of the links here and they are very helpful, but I'm still feeling really overwhelmed with backpack choices. I will be in Europe for 2 weeks, probably not staying in the same place for more than a night. So I'll be carrying my pack a lot. I am an extremely light packer. I absolutely need to be able to carry this on a plane.
I've looked at the Osprey Porter 46 but people say it's not comfortable as a backpack. Is this true?
-must be able to carry on
-comfortable as a backpack
Thanks so much!
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