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milltownmeadow milltown…
10 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.
Backpack under 9 kilos
wouternet says:
You got some interesting tips in here. Thanks!
Posted on: Apr 02, 2008
the_bloodsucker says:
see you soon, shaun! =D
Posted on: Jan 08, 2008
darkarrow says:
Great tip, hope you enjoy your trip!
Posted on: Jan 08, 2008
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