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1. Posted by Flanders (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Hiya,
Im a girlie newbie to this travelling stuff....Any advise would be really appreciated..
Im going on a RTW for 8ish months wef end of this month, 3 weeks in Thailand, 6 months in Oz, 2 weeks NZ, 2 weeks in Fiji & 5 days in LA...i have a 60L ladies Berghaus top loading rucksack..

Below is a list of what im taking, please feel free to add anything else & amount of each:

Pants
Socks
Bras
vest tops
hoodie
1 pair of jeans
combats
walking shoes
flipflops
nice tops (going out ones)
shorts

ive gone blank now so if any one can help that would be wicked.

..is it best to put things like sleeping liner, first aid kit etc, shoes in the bottom part of the rucksack?

2. Posted by Flanders (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Oh yeah & swimming costume/bikini...Also ill be working in Oz, fruit picking & maybe some waitressing or barwork but i can always buy some smart clothes when i get there

3. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 9y

http://www.travellerspoint.com/packing-list.cfm ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2007, at 2:32 AM by Neily03 ]

4. Posted by Kitschiguy (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Quoting LibbyC

Hiya,
Im a girlie newbie to this travelling stuff....Any advise would be really appreciated..
Im going on a RTW for 8ish months wef end of this month, 3 weeks in Thailand, 6 months in Oz, 2 weeks NZ, 2 weeks in Fiji & 5 days in LA...i have a 60L ladies Berghaus top loading rucksack..

Below is a list of what im taking, please feel free to add anything else & amount of each:

Pants
Socks
Bras
vest tops
hoodie
1 pair of jeans
combats
walking shoes
flipflops
nice tops (going out ones)
shorts

ive gone blank now so if any one can help that would be wicked.

..is it best to put things like sleeping liner, first aid kit etc, shoes in the bottom part of the rucksack?

Hi Libby,

I would loose the hoodie and swap it for a fleece. If your hoodie is made from cotton it will be heavy, and will take ages to dry if it gets wet. A fleece is warmer, lighter makes a better pillow for bus and train journey's and dry's quickly.

I've never needed a first aid kit. I keep a few essentials in my wash bag - plasters, pain killers etc. You've as much need for a first aid kit travelling as you have at home unless you plan to treck way off the beaten track. Remember that medical supplies are readily available in all the countries you are visiting.

If you've got a digital camera you'll find spare batteries very handy. Don't forget your sunnies, and a buff is the most versatile piece of headwear on earth - essential!

5. Posted by Flanders (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Ok cool thanks very much for the advise...maybe u could wittle the rest down for me....!!! i didnt spend a fortune on this stuff...luckily my cousin has just come back from travelling & offered to loan a lot of the kit...Thanx

• MONEY BELT
• TOOTHBRUSH/ES/TOOTHPASTE/TOOTHBRUSH CASE
• MINI HAIR BRUSH
• PERSONAL ALARM (PRESSIE FROM A SECURITY CONSCIENCE MATE)
• READING BOOK
• DVT SOCKS & EYEMASK
• EAR PLUGS
• VODAFONE CARD
• MOBILE PHONE & CHARGER
• MP3 PLAYER & CHARGER
• TRAVEL PILLOW
• PASSPORT/DOCUMENTS
• PADLOCKS & KEYS
• RUCKSACK BAG- COVER IN TRANSIT & FOLDS UP SMALL
• CAMERA & BATTERY CHARGER/CABLE FOR DOWNLOADS
• MALARIA TABS
• CASH
• CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS
• INSURANCE POLICY DOCUMENT
• PASSPORT
• TICKETS
• PHOTOCOPY OF DOCUMENTS
• SPARE PASSPORT PHOTOS
• LADIES PRODUCTS (MINUMAL )
• MEDICATION
• MAKEUP/MAKEUP WIPES (VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF MAKEUP)
• RAZORS
• WATERPROOF COAT
• WRAP SAFE
• CUTLERY- FOLDS UP SMALL
• TORCH
• WATERBOTTLE/PURIFING TABS- (SMALL)
• MOZZIE SPRAY
• DENTAL FLOSS
• LIP BALM
• TRAVEL CLOTHESLINE
• FOLDABLE CUP
• TRAVEL TOWEL

Any tips from any of your worldly peeps would be fab! Looking 4ward to hearing from someone....only 2 weeks 2 go!!!

6. Posted by Kitschiguy (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Hi Libby,

This is the stuff from your list that I would do without. Other people may have vastly different opinions though. I'm just speaking from my experience.

travel pillow

eye mask

personal alarm - (watch or phone?)

mp3 player - (phone maybe?)

foldable cup - (got 'em)

cutlery - (got 'em)

mozzie spray - (not effective enough to warrant carrying around for 8 months. Bad for your skin, smells terrible and makes you feel clammy. Yuk!)

malaria tabs (no malaria where you're going)

money belt - looks obvious when you take money from it - defeats the object. Use a zip pocket. Don't put all your cash and cards in the same place like you do with your purse at home. If you lose it, you loose everything)

Sanitary products are available where you're going so don't bring a whole stash.

reading books i don't carry, but if I settle in a place for a few days I buy one and then give it away when i leave. Books can be heavy. A phrase or language book will be much more useful.

water bottle/purifying tabs - Bottled water is available where you're going and you can drink tap water in Oz and NZ.

Wrap safe - if you leave your bag long enough for someone to get into it, they will. These things are heavy too. Just be vigilant.

Bag cover - you won't be standing around in the rain. Take cover, don't sleep in fields :)

Silk sleeping bag liners are useful. Costs 25 quid from Millets and weigh 125g.

Not trying to boss you around :) This is just what I've found when travelling. The best way to to find out is to suck it and see. You'll make mistakes, have too many clothes, not enough money and ther will be one thibg you carry for your entire trip and never use. All part of the fun :)

7. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

I would take a money belt. You don't take money from it in front of everyone, but you keep your passport, some money and essential documents there.

Take some sanitary products, so you don't get stuck somewhere without them when you really need them..

Book will really save you if your alone on a train for 10 hours straight. Just bring one though.. I once brought about 5, and will never do that again!!

Bring a notepad and pen because you will have to write stuff down. You might want to keep a diary. I really love reading mine when I'm back home, missing being on the road.

Other than that, I pretty much would say the same as Kitschiguy..