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Help please!! Backpack problem

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Help please!! Backpack problem

1. Posted by katie-lou (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Im leaving to go to australia for a year in a few days, and ive rather stupidly gone out and bought a huge backpack (80 plus 10 litres)without looking on here, as ive now seen that most people get a much smaller one. I was thinking i will need loads of stuff as im going for a year. Just tried packing it and cant get everything in, and can barely lift it !! Am I taking too much?? I was working on the priciple of the amount i would take on a 2 week holiday plus about an extra weeks worth, after all I will be there for a year, but this is obviously too much. What should I do??? Have considered trying to fit it all in a suitcase instead, as I dont really have time to change backpacks. The majority of my luggage is clothes and shoes, is this wrong?? And would it be wrong to take a suitcase? Help!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Hi Katielou,
You might want to consider asking this question in the travelgear forum as well, you will find answers on smart packing over there!
Have fun though in Oz!

3. Posted by katie-lou (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Thanks, i have copied and pasted. :)