Living (entirely) from my backpack...what do I need?
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May 3, 2012 12:43 PM
Living (entirely) from my backpack...what do I need?I'd like some advice from those who have travelled and camped around Greece or the Greek islands....
I will be in Greece island hopping with a side of work for app. 2 months (June-Aug) and want to camp as much as possible, free when I can or otherwise in campsites. I would also like to avoid buying take-out or eating in restaurants unnecessarily. I want to pack (or know what to buy there) for the times I won't have any facilities at my disposal in the immediate vicinity of my tent (hence, I'm not including the need for water to wash with, just enough for cooking and drinking for a night at a time). I don't mind roughing it and I will have to carry the backpack around for the two months so I'm only interested in the basics. I would be very grateful for the advice and insight of anyone who has experience of this, I don't want to be unnecessarily basic and forget something essential, or take something unnecessary and skimp on things that would be more useful. How basic is too basic and vice versa. What kind of handy things make life easier when camping? Oh yes, I am female, if that makes a difference...
What will I need? Off the top of my head-
Sleeping bag (maybe, can I do without?)
some kind of small cooking apparatus- what is best/cheapest/lightest?
eating gear- can I manage with just a bowl, a spoon and an army knife?
water bottle and container/bag- what works best?
First aid kit- what should I include?
Thanks for all in put, I appreciate any helpful advice! I have searched on google extensively and none of the results work for this particular situation (long term camping around towns and villages), so please hold back any sarcastic/negative comments.
Edited by: fikalady
May 4, 2012 1:58 AM
1OK - here are my suggestions just to get you started:
Cooking - Pocket Rocket
Maybe think about a steripen for water purification
Thermarest (type) mat - short
Tent - get the lightest but strongest that you can afford
Clothes - go for travel clothes that wash easily and dry quickly
take travel wash and a sink plug and a bit of paracord so that you can rig a clothes line anywhere
Toiletries - take small travel sizes. You can always buy more
Sleeplight (type) sleeping bag
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