Posts Tagged "packing"

Wield Ultimate Packing Power

Posted by on Sep 29, 2008 in Getting Ready | 3 comments

Wield Ultimate Packing Power

Fuelled by delicious K2,000 ($0.70 CAD) espresso from a magical place called Wonderbake in downtown Livingstone (Zambia), I decided to pen a deeper contemplation on what we’ve been hauling around the world. I’m not going to run through the basics—Allison covered that at the start of our trip; I’m going to touch on our rarely mentioned, but legendarily useful items. Mesh packing bags, from Mountain Equipment Coop, about $12-15 These medium-sized bags are a fantastic way to organize your clothes inside a large backpack. I have pants/shorts in one, shirts in another, and...

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What on earth are we bringing?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2008 in Getting Ready | 5 comments

What on earth are we bringing?

I have learnt both from experience and from hours of procrastinating while reading travel sites that packing a backpack is both a science and an art.  Travel Independent has an excellent list of what you actually need when you carry your life on your back – I also have taken great joy in the preparations of Snarky in Africa, most especially her post about using solver to pick her shoes!  Due to the places we are going and our budget we have decided to bring a tent with us.  I know that this will get many strong reactions, both positive and negative, but in order to finance our year...

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