Well done, you have decided to do some travelling. Good for you! Before you rush out the door with your plane tickets. There are a few things you will need to do before you go.Sort bills the car, your job, wife and so on. What will i bring?! Clothes are a good idea... but how many?
The Big Trip. What to pack...
Do you want to travel this lightly...
So you have your favorite backpack ready to be filled for weeks,months or even years of adventure. Hmmm what to bring...
Well it depends on how much you want to carry, will you need your favorite high heels?
just in case?.. or a backup pair of jeans in case your other jeans get destroyed..just in case..?
These are great for packing your clothes and everything else into. Squash all the air out and pack your stuff down small. Your awesome clothes will be kept dry as you wade around monsoon rains or trips to the beach! Also Ziplock bags are handy for socks and underwear, keeping them dry and all in the same place.
Sleeping Bag Liner
These are great when its really hot at night, or if those guesthouse sheets have seen better days! They will protect against mosquitoes and other flying crawly things too!
Depends if you really need one. The only place in Asia i used one was Tibet, and Around Everest Base Camp.
If you are going to a Chilly place you have 2 choices. Down or Synthetic?
Down is better at keeping you warm, especially if you get your sleeping bag wet, and it will pack smaller and be then the equivalent Synthetic one.
However Down requires more care and loving, must be stored correctly when not in use, cleaned properly and so on. As there are feathers inside!
Synthetic is cheaper heavier and not as warm but might last longer when roughed about a bit so hmmm..
your choice..Im a DOWNER.
Check the temperature comfort zone to make sure its suitable for wherever you are off too.
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