Vancouver Island, Canada
Packing Tips Vancouver Island Reviews
Jan 07, 2008
Well the time has come again and I am about to leave on a trip to
S.E. Asia that will last almost 3 months.
I have just finished packing all I will need, so here are some
packing tips which may be of some help to others.
I travel with a 85+15L backpack—a good size as there is always
room for the few things I pick up on the way.
I take enough clothes to last one week, as laundry is very easy to find.
I pack all my clothes in Ziploc bags. I sort the shirts, pants, underwear and socks into bags of about 4 items.
Zip the bag up then open one corner about 1 inch, then flatten to release any air and re-seal--it looks like it was vacuum sealed.
For shampoo, conditioner and any type of liquid, double bag and buy a good shampoo because it will last longer and you use less of them.
If you are taking mosquito repellant, I have found the best is Skin
So Soft by Avon. Another tip is I take a small towel in my daypack in case I'm sitting in a vehicle with vinyl seats.
For earplugs, one of the best I have found is #33 made by Flents.
It's also a good idea to double bag any medication. Remember to add some safety pins as they are great if you loose a button or break a zipper! Also, a good idea is to pack a couple of garbage bags if rains.
And last but not least, bring a roll of toilet paper—again, double bag as there’s nothing worse that a wet toilet roll.
After I was packed, my total backpack weight was just under 9 kilos, perfect as the budget airlines only allow 15 kilos per bag.
Safe and happy travels to all.
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