They’re durable, waterproof, lightweight, and they come in a plethora of shapes and sizes – and no, we’re not talking blow up dolls here. The items in question are, however, much like me: cheap and transparent. Also, they will effectively safeguard the sensitive and protect the vulnerable, and preclude rucksack chaos and make the daily packing a breeze. With these things to hand, you’ll be up, dressed, and out of the hostel quicker than you can say “Where are those bloody earplugs?” We’re talking Tupperware containers, and in case you hadn’t gathered by now, I think they’re absolutely bloody brilliant. Read more
Here’s what we need:-
Within each section you will find a rough run down of necessary items with associated tips – tips gathered not through research but from years on the road. Read more
The biggest question posed by backpackers before ‘the big off’ is usually “what do I really need to take?” There are a lot of factors to consider, as no two trips are the same, however I believe there is a generic, baseline list that can be used by the majority. For ease of reading I have broken the full list down into 3 bite-size sections as follows:-
Within each section you will find a rough run down of necessary items with associated tips, tips gathered not through research but from years on the road. Read more
Before you go thinking that I’ve finally lost the plot and further loosened my slender grip on reality, I’ve got to tell you exactly why MBS (Multiple Bag Syndrome) can really be such a terrific thing.
Although carrying 1 light backpack and nothing else may at first make you feel like you’ve just reached backpacking nirvana, it isn’t always the best option – it isn’t, really, I’m serious. Read more