I was wondering if I could get some opinions on items you found yourself wishing you had brought or not brought on your first European adventure. I am planning on leaving in about a year or so and have ample time to put together/add to my list of items. I am a newbie and haven't done any "ground zero traveling" (as I call it), meaning just the minimum for a 1 year tour.
Thanks in advance!
There's no real consensus about most things, though there is a general agreement that smaller bags are best (around 45litres), but you do have the time to make one or two shorter trips nearer home to sort things out - which is the only way I suspect.
Nope...Disagree...Always bring a compass...Always bring a mirror.....Always bring a corkscrew(it has other uses.) Unless you are SPECIFICALLY camping...don't bring a sleeping bag. Don't bring a big coat, even if you are going to a somewhat cool clime....Figure out how to layer instead.
I take the usual stuffs that I bring whenever I'm in the country. except for I buy extra extensions and converters for those electronic as there are some places where they have different plugs and sockets.
@ piecar: thats kind of more like what I'm getting at, sorry to the rest I should have been a bit more clear... Things lie a compass or a watch with an altimeter just as examples... I have my bag, computer and camera picked out... but was trying to get a feel for other things. Nalgene bottle or not? more 2 pairs of shoes? these are the things I feel unclear about.
No more than two pairs of shoes...They take up ALOT of space.
i have done a eurotrip before, and didnt have allot of money and found myself wishing i had brought more warm clothes or good warm clothes You never know what might happen in winter time and you may have to sleep outside ( talking bout my experience ) !! and make sure your wallet is pretty safe
Don't take anything you can't stand to loose/break/have stolen.
Don't leave without your credit card, notebook (for documenting your adventures) and some earplugs.