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What shall I decide on ....?!

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1. Posted by Cez (Budding Member 41 posts) 10y

My best mate (who I'm dreading leaving!) wants to buy me something to take with me on my 12 month trip to Oz.

Any suggestions coz I just can't think what I want or what I'll need!

Your help is appreciated!!!!

Cheers Cez x

2. Posted by qwerty1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

A hat.

3. Posted by robbo_gsi (Full Member 81 posts) 10y

an mp3 player. ul need those beats to keep u sane in those mad countries

4. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 10y

Hard to say when we don't know what you already have. But I have to say one thing I used a fair bit while I was backpacking that a lot of people didn't have was a pocket knife. Got it from my old man before I left and didn't think I would ever use it but it came in pretty handy.

5. Posted by k8iejo1983 (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

I agree with ikey - my mum bought me a super duper top of the range swiss army knife and I've used it loads since I've been away (especially the mini scissors!)

Another invaluable thing I'm glad I had with me - especially in Asia - was a silk sleeping sheet. Keeps you cool and when staying in wooden huts on the beach, keeps you from coming into contact with any questionable bedding material!

2 truly worthwhile investments for any budding backpacker!

Katie x

6. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

It might be an obvious solution but........
Maybe instead of buying you something, you can accept cash instead....? Extra money is always handy! Then when you arrive to OZ and realise what you have forgotten, you can always purchase it over here.

Good luck:)