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Hi - in Los Angeles, where is a good place to buy a Bear Vault bear canister and an insulated cooking pot cosy?
1 Small Aquapac for Passport+credit card+tickets.
1 Aquapac orange small backpack for swimming with my valuable and protecting laptop from humidity.
Top quality disposable Ear plugs (total silence)
1 universal sink plug(washing clothes)
1 elastic travel cloth line
1 multi electricity plug including one going in bulb socket
1 sleep shades
1 little water proof plastic cylinder you wear around your neck with money and keys for the day.(everywhere in Thailand.
1 Blackberry Z10
1Asus Laptop (1.3 KG) 7 hours autonomy.
1 MMX Dongle unlocked
1 Dental floss from £ shop
1 “Master” lock with numbers like on safe
1 bicycle lock style cable to attach my luggage on 3 tier sleeper.
1 heat movement detector portable alarm with 2 little wireless telecommands (15£)
1 cleartrip account connected to India rail (see Seat 61 India)
1 Indiarailinfo.com app on laptop
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I posted on the Turkey forum, but I thought I would try here as well. Anyone know of a hotel with a 25 meter pool in Istanbul? Or a sports club open to the general public for a swim? I am a lap swimmer. I read about some sports clubs which have a 50 meter pool, but it's hard to figure out where it is and whether it is open to visitors. Thank you.
HI, im going on a six month backpacking trip, including africa, SE asia, china , india and nepal... i want to buy a pair of slip flops that i can walk around in for really hot days... i have a pair of walking boots, but i dont want to buy a pair of flip flops that are going to give me blisters between the toes and give me really achy feet
any suggestions on what make of flip flop to go for? or any qualities i can look out for?
I plan to backpack Central and South America and want to travel light but don't think I'm very good at this :-) On the subject of shoes I'm thinking that I need: (1) a pair of hiking shoes (not boots); (2) flip flops for the beach and dirty bathrooms; (3) The most stylish sandals or Tevas that I can find for walking round towns etc; (4) A black pair of canvas shoes for slightly smarter occasions.
Now this seems far too many to me but I don't know which to ditch. My wife would like me to keep the 4th but this would be my first to go.
Anyway I would like to know what footwear others take when travelling?
has anyone used long underwear or anything like this to bypass the sleeping bag....
So the family are going to be doing some limited travelling this year (turkey, germany, scotland) but we want to buy packs that will see us through for when we're travelling longer term (currently in planning stage).
So far my pack weighs just over 5kg including all the electronic stuff. I think by the time I finish I will be about 6-7Kg.
I like both packs mentioned above but can't decide. Both packs are around 30ltrs. Has anyone got experience of either pack/companies packs?
Would welcome opinion.
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Hi everyone. First time poster here. I recently quit my job, bought a one way plane ticket and am going backpacking for 3 months in Europe! I have a general plan, but obviously know that it will change as I travel and meet people. I just want to know if you think I have too many places listed and a few suggestions. Also, I have a 65 liter backpack already; which I know is a little big.
Will I be that frustrated with the larger backpack that I will wish I would have paid money for a different smaller one where I could of used those funds for a cheap tablet instead?
I will be staying in hostels and eating cheaply for the most part, but will splurge every once in awhile
My general plan is below in order. Do you think that I have too many places I want to go to?
Fly into Budapest April 27th
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I'm soon to begin a world trip for 12 months and I'm looking for advice as to what type of backpack I can buy for cheap. Should I get a wheeled backpack or a carry only one?
How much should I spend to get a decent one that'll last 12 months around South America, Central America, Oz, NZ & Asia?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Has anyone got any experience of using 12v kettles? I'm a little way off buying one as the reviews seem generally poor.
I am heading over to the UK in roughly 2 and a half months and will be there for about 6 months before spending 2 -3 months traveling through Europe in their winter. Now coming from Australia winter for me is usually 16-17 degrees Celsius so my biggest concern at this stage is finding the most suitable clothes, especially jackets that will be able to handle the conditions. Due to the fact that I will be backpacking I am hoping for a type of jacket that will be light as possible and wont take up too much room in my bag.
Does anybody have any suggestions ? Also would it be worth waiting until I get over their buying most of my winter clothes as I would be assuming it would be slightly cheaper and more suitable?
anyone know of a breathable bivy sack for hiking....trekking...
I'm looking to buy a 90 litre duffle bag and have ended up with a choice of the above mentioned two.
Can anybody say anything good or bad about either ? any pro or cons ? or if you have good experience with another brand, throw that into the mix for my consideration.
Thanks, I can't decide on one or the other.
I will be traveling in Peru and Ecuador for 2 months. I would like my backpack to be carry on. Is a 40L backpack enough? What is the best 40L or under backpack?
I'm hoping to travel this summer (destination currently undecided!) and really need to get a backpack. I've had trouble finding the right one so wondered if anyone could give me any advice on particular models/where I can try them in the uk...
I want a women's fitted one, as I'm fairly small (dress size 8-10), not particuarly tall and have found women;'s ones much more comfortable on my fairly bony hips in the past! I've also tried Osprey before but they were very uncomfortable on the hips/chest.
I want the pack to be fairly large (I'm thinking at least 70litres) as I'm likely to be using it for extended travel. Last time I travelled (7 weeks in Ecuador) my ~70litre Berghaus backpack (borrowed from a friend) was just about the right size. I'd rather have a bit more weight but sufficient space, as I like to be able to carry medical equipment etc with me (as a medica... more »
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