Taking a tent - Worth it? (Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia)
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Dec 1, 2012 4:45 PM Last Post By: dutchpickle
Nov 15, 2012 11:07 AM
Am planning my trip to Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia spring next year. My main interest is nature: National Parks, volcanoes, lake, treks and hikes. Could it be usefull bringing my tent (the tarptent contrail)? It weighs less then a kilo, so does my sleeping bag so that is not the problem.
Or is it possible to stay in cabins in the parks and then do dayhikes at each time? Was wondering if anyone had experience with this?
I went to Cambodia, Vietnam, China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Beijing) and Nepal (EBC trek) last year and was glad I didn't take my camping gear because I never saw any chance to use it...
Thanks in advance!
Nov 15, 2012 3:08 PM
Nov 15, 2012 3:29 PM
2It depends ... if you want to do the trek on Pantar Island from Beang/Darang up to Mt. Sirung, then on to Mt. Delaki, and down to Koliabang, a tent will come in handy, because you can't do it in one day, and there's nothing, just pure nature. Get some info here.
Nov 15, 2012 8:12 PM
3Not really needed in the Philippines unless you are going somewhere very remote where there is no other accomodation..
Nov 15, 2012 11:10 PM
Nov 17, 2012 8:41 AM
5I did not see any camp sites in the philippines on my 18 vists.
most backpackers stay in inns guest houses pension houses or lodging houses.
rates from $5 a night.
Nov 19, 2012 10:34 AM
6Capul Island in NW Samar could be a possibility
or a climb on Mt Apo in Mindanao
...as surfboy mentions - tents are not really needed in the Philippines except in remote areas -
...but I like remote areas
Nov 19, 2012 10:42 AM
camping in a tent can be very hot if you try it on an exposed beach with no shade
but I tented on the rocky "beach" on the north coast of Luzon in Bangui Bay behind the karoke bar under the windmills and that was pretty cool
Nov 26, 2012 6:51 PM
Nov 29, 2012 12:24 PM
9happy snake man
snakes are cool sometimes
hammocks can be useful also
Nov 29, 2012 12:27 PM
10additional boredom ...
almost stepped on this rattlesnake in North Dakota
Nov 30, 2012 2:13 PM
Dec 1, 2012 4:45 PM
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